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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Graduate Diploma (Public Administration)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Rowe School of Business

$ 15,538 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers Graduate Diploma in Public Administration for a duration of 1-year.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program is designed for public servants and others who have completed an undergraduate degree at a standing satisfactory for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • These courses include Research Methods and Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Practicum, Projects, Issues in Applied Economics, Management Without Borders, and others.
  • It combines the essential components of financial, economic, and policy analysis with organization and management theory, courses in quantitative methods.
  • The enrolment in the School is limited to approximately 45 full-time students per year.
  • Students study bt the faculty who brings world-class research and the experience of senior-level leaders into the classroom that is relevant for future public servants.
  • The program is ideal for someone with experience in the public sector who wishes to better understand the principles and concepts of the profession and learn some key specific skills.
  • Students may also apply for appropriate university-wide scholarships, such as the Killiam scholarships.
  • In this program, students have the option of transferring to the 2-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) program during their studies.
  • Job opportunities after Graduate Diploma in Public Administration are Administrative Officer, Personnel Management Specialist, etc and the average salary goes up to 39,034 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration1 year
Fees$ 16,550 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered byRowe School of Business
Program Urlhttp://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/mpa/program-details/graduate-diploma-public-adminis...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Students for admission are accepted from all undergraduate backgrounds.
  • The student has GPA of 3.7 (A-) or higher over the four-year duration of the Dalhousie Bachelor of Management program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with an upper second class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, students must have a minimum average of grade B+ (75% or above) for UG studies.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths and any work experience and/or education students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores 
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Apr 01

Winter
Aug 31

Spring
Dec 31


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1
Tuition fees$15538
Books and supplies$1012
Total fees$16550

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #201/ 400

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Administrative Officer
  • Personnel Management Specialist
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Administrative Manager


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