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Public Administration and Governance, B.A.

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University rank #601 (WUR) Toronto, Canada| Online
Develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a public administration professional in the public, non-profit or private sectors. Understand how governments make decisions at the Public Administration and Governance program at the Ryerson University.
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Learn how to develop, analyze and manage the policies and programs that shape our lives. Gain knowledge and skills required to evaluate public policies, programs and public services to ensure citizens’ needs are met. Explore the latest developments, issues and initiatives in the public sector at the Public Administration and Governance program at the Ryerson University.

Distinctive Learning

Access to scholars engaged in leading-edge public administration research and public servant instructors with a wealth of experience. A practicum option allows eligible students to use work experience for credit. This part-time program (featuring evening classes, online distance education and hybrid delivery) offers a certificate, advanced certificate, BA and post-degree certificate, as well as specialized program options for First Nations administrators.

After Graduation

Use in-depth understanding of policy and administration to make a difference in federal, provincial or municipal government; social service agencies; non-profit organizations; or the private sector. Pursue professional programs such as public policy, public administration and law; or an advanced degree in social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Canadian Public Administration I: Institutions
  • Canadian Public Administration II: Processes
  • Canadian Politics and Government
  • Ontario Politics and Government
  • Local Politics and Government
  • Indigenous Politics and Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Politics of Work and Labour
  • Dispute Resolution in an Indigenous Context
  • Sustainable Development and First Nations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2996 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2996 CAD per year and a duration of 0 months.
  • National

    878 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 878 CAD per year and a duration of 0 months.
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Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)

  • Domestic Fees Range: $878 - $5,291
  • International Fees Range: $2,996 - $22,243

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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