36 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Public Policy program at Mount Saint Vincent University is an interdisciplinary program that concentrates on Canadian public policy and global issues. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Students enrolled in the program take a range of courses in both political science and economics and choose from a large pool of courses from a number of disciplines. Students complete the academic requirements with a senior seminar designed to integrate their new-found knowledge and provide them with broadened perspectives on important dimensions of public affairs.

The goals of the Public Policy program at Mount Saint Vincent University are to provide students with sufficient coursework to ensure they develop capacities in such skill areas as critical thinking, policy analysis and communication. Through this, the program aims to prepare students for potential careers in public service and to be effective participants in democratic society.

Career Options

Potential careers include:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Politics
  • Civil Service
  • Journalism
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • Community Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Public Affairs Specialist in Corporations
  • Law
  • Business

The Program includes an mandatory 12-week internship with government agencies or non-governmental organizations. Public Policy Studies is available as a Minor or Major option.

Programme Structure

  • This Bachelor of Arts program is primarily intended to prepare students as administrators with governments and non-governmental organizations in Canada. 
  • It orients students toward the public policy profession by combining core coursework in political studies and economics, with electives in a diverse array of disciplines. 
  • Political Studies courses provide knowledge about the unique environment within which government personnel work, both within Canada itself, and outside in terms of the changing international context. 
  • Economics courses provide background in the fundamentals of economic processes and the constraints within which policy decision-making operates. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission from high school must submit a completed application, the application fee, and have an official transcript of the high school record forwarded directly from the high school to the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants who have previously attended another post-secondary college or university and those attending while making an application to the Mount may be eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit official documents of all previous academic work regardless of whether they are seeking recognition of transfer credits for a particular program. Students who fail to declare prior study or to supply such documentation may be denied admission to the University or be dismissed upon subsequent discovery.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • International: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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