Join the Max Bell School of Public Policy Master’s program




Shaping the next generation of policy leaders

Today’s challenges demand a different approach to public policy.


This innovative Master’s program tackles the complexities of public policy from diverse perspectives, giving students the skills to understand and solve the most important issues impacting Canada and the world today.


Our accomplished and diverse MPP students hail from all over the world. In the years to come, we look forward to welcoming new global perspectives as we continue to shape and prepare the policy leaders of tomorrow.



A bold new approach to public policy

With an innovative course structure designed for intensive learning, the Master’s program is designed to prepare students for policy careers in the government, private and non-profit sectors at the local, national and international levels.

One year to earn an MPP degree with global reach

Small class sizes to optimize learning & exchange

Strong connections with governments & other policy institutions

Several Max Bell School entrance scholarships available

Integrated program structure combining core policy courses, case studies, professional development workshops & complexity seminars

Capstone policy lab in which students work with a private, public or non-profit organization to solve a real-world policy issue


A long-standing record of excellence.
A promising future.

For  200 years, McGill has been shaping bright minds and advancing bold breakthroughs in nearly every field. With its storied history of accomplishments, McGill is more than ready to face the challenges ahead, making it the ideal setting for the innovative Max Bell School of Public Policy and its Master’s program.

  • A diverse community of students, many rising to influential policy positions in business and government, in Canada and around the world
  • A long-standing record of excellence in applied policy research across diverse faculties and disciplines
  • Strong and valuable connections with national and international governments


A world-class student city

Safe, affordable, creative and diverse, it’s no wonder Montreal is consistently ranked among the top student cities and best places to live in the world.

  • Ranked no. 1 in North America along with Boston on the 2022 QS Best Student Cities index
  • One of the most affordable and accessible cities in North America
  • A multicultural melting pot with a creative and inclusive culture, year-round activities, countless festivals and vibrant nightlife



An overview of the program and application process

Duration: 11 months
Tuition fees: $ 37,800 CAD*
Scholarships: Several Max Bell School entrance scholarships are available
Application start date : October 3, 2022
Application deadline: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: January 15, 2023
CANADIAN STUDENTS: February 1, 2023
Eligibility :

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience, or recent bachelor graduates with exceptional academic records.

*Fees and insurance may vary depending on where you’re from
**Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so that the sooner you apply, the sooner you can expect a response

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