Dual Degrees/Joint Degrees/Collaborative Programs

The making of a hybrid thinker.

Students enrolled in dual or  joint degrees can combine their MGA with the study of public policy at Sciences Po (France), or with law or business at UofT. Through these combinations, they gain a competitive advantage in their field within an accelerated time frame.

Dual Degrees

Master of Public Policy (Sciences Po) / Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)

This two-year program combines the strengths of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs to create a unique graduate programme combining a Master in Public Policy and a Master of Global Affairs.  Students gain complementary perspectives on the pressing challenges of the 21st century and benefit from the unique academic strengths of each institution. The programme prepares students and future decision-makers for internationally-focused jobs, both in the private and public sectors.

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Joint Degrees

Juris Doctor/Master of Global Affairs (JD/MGA)

is offered with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. The Combined Juris Doctor/Master of Global Affairs (JD/MGA) is designed for students interested in studying the intersections of law and global affairs. The combined program permits the completion of both degrees in four years rather than the five years it would take to acquire them independently.

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Master of Global Affairs/ Master of Business Administration (MGA/MBA)

is offered with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The combined MGA/MBA program provides students with an opportunity to integrate a truly international approach and perspective into their study of business and bring a business perspective to the study of global affairs.

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Collaborative Master’s Program Options

Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies

Students enrolled in Asia-Pacific Studies are required to satisfy the degree requirements of both the disciplinary department and the collaborative program. The Asia-Pacific requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements.

The Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies/MGA requirements include:

  • A year-long, interdisciplinary core seminar (ASI1000Y “Issues in Asia-Pacific Studies”) which will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • A thesis-equivalent research paper in an independent research half-course (GLA2095H MGA Reading Course) in the area of Asia-Pacific which will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • One half-course (0.5 FCEs) with a focus on Asia-Pacific which will count towards MGA elective requirements. This course requirement can be met through other department course offerings (MGA, Economics, Political Science, etc).
  • Every student is expected to have a working knowledge of an East or Southeast Asian language by the time of graduation.

For more information on the Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies please contact: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies

Students enrolled in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies are required to satisfy the degree requirements of both the disciplinary department and the collaborative program. The Ethnic and Pluralism requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements.

The Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies/MGA requirements include:

  • Two 0.5 FCE (Full Course Equivalent) courses in ethnicity from two different disciplines, chosen from the list of approved courses. At least one of the two courses will be in a discipline other than the one in which the student is enrolled. These courses will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • Coordinating seminar in ethnicity (JTH3000H – see below) offered in the Fall semester and taught by the program director which will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • When a practicum is required for the completion of a Master’s degree, it will focus on ethnicity (GLA1007H Global Internship).

For more information on the Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies please contact: ethnic.studies@utoronto.ca

Collaborative Environmental Studies Program

Students enrolled in Environmental Studies are required to satisfy the degree requirements of both the disciplinary department and the collaborative program. The Environmental Studies requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements.

The Collaborative Environmental Studies/ MGA requirements include:

4.0 FCE core courses in the first year as determined by the MGA degree program requirements.

0.5 FCE internship (GLA1007H) in the summer session between first and second years, which will also count towards the internship requirement (ENV4444H) in the ES collaborative program, provided it has an environment related component.

0.5 FCE Capstone Seminar and 0.5 FCE in Financial Management in the second year.

2.5 additional FCE in the second year, which must include the half-credit (0.5 FCE) core courses ENV1001H, plus one half-credit (0.5 FCE) course elective from the approved list of courses at the School of the Environment, and write a Research Paper on an environment related topic in the home unit that will count towards the ES collaborative program research paper (ENV5555Y). When registering on ROSI for the research paper project, MGA students shall use one of their home unit designated course codes for that purpose: GLA2095H MGA Reading Course or GLA2888H MGA Research Paper.

Note: Students who wish to take the School of the Environment core course ENV1001H in their first year may do so with express permission from the home unit (making a total of 4.5 FCE in the first year). Students enrolled in the Environmental Studies Collaborative Program will receive a notation on their transcript and a separate certificate issued by the School of Graduate Studies.

For more information on the Collaborative Environmental Studies Program please contact: pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca

European Studies Cluster

MGA students have the option of choosing from a cluster of European studies courses through a partnership with the Master of Arts program in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School. Students who pursue this option may take a maximum of 1.0 FCE elective courses that focus on European studies. Their summer internship must also have a European focus. Students may meet their 1.0 FCE elective requirement by taking courses through CERES. Up to 5 students in the Master of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies program may pursue an MGA Policy Option by taking up to 1.0 FCE elective courses through the MGA program. Please contact mga@utoronto.ca for more information.