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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA - [UOTTAWA], OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  41951Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Public Administration)

 2 years
 part time
  English
 co op & on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa

$ 19,289 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Master of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Ottawa is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • The School of Political Studies located in the Faculty of Social Science offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Public Administration.
  • The MA program is offered both full- and part-time, whereas the PhD program is offered full-time only.
  • The programs are offered in French and English and the use of both languages is encouraged. Students can choose the master’s thesis or the master’s with a research paper.
  • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
    • Globalization and Continental Integration
    • Democratic Governance
    • Theories of Public Management
    • Ethics in the Public Sector
  • The main objective of the master programs is to provide students with leading-edge theoretical and conceptual knowledge to enable them to understand and analyze public administration, as well as equipping them with the know-how and skills necessary for success in a constantly changing organizational environment.
  • Emphasis is placed on the development of research skills.
  • The MA program aims to familiarize students with critical methods of knowledge production and to develop their capacity for conducting basic and applied research. Furthermore, they will develop the ability to extract from research the learning necessary for undertaking their responsibilities as public managers and policy analysts.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 19:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Career positions may include:
    • Tax Examiner
    • Budget Analyst
    • Public Administration Consultant
    • City Manager, etc with an average salary of 76,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 41,228 for 2 years
Delivery TypePart Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Dec 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa
Program Urlhttps://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/graduate/master-arts-public-administration/#text

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • For CGPA, Students have to submit/ request official transcripts from the university where they completed/ are completed their degree.
  • Must write a letter of intent and submit a resume.
  • Need to have maintained a CGPA of at least 7.7/10 to be invited for an interview.
  • Students must hold an honors bachelor’s degree (4 years) with an average of 70%.
  • Students applying to the clinical program will be required to attend an interview with clinical faculty prior to being accepted for admission.

English Language proficiency:

  • Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program.
  • Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
  • Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the higher secondary education.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Dec 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$19289$19289
Others$1325$1325
Total fees$20614$20614

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,420
Meals$ 5,350
Living expenses$ 2,990

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #101/ 400

Political Science [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the student visa is 113 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:

  • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
  • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

The Applications are to be submitted on the university page for the future work term.

  • Spring/Summer term - March 14 to June 13
  • Fall term - August 1 to October 10
  • Winter term - December 1 to January 31

Some jobs available on campus are:

  • Student ambassador
  • Student mentor
  • Research assistant
  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant fundraising officer
  • Theatre costume assistant

Career and Placement after Course

Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

  • Tax Examiner
  • Budget Analyst
  • Public Administration Consultant
  • City Manager



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