About Us




The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world. Our aspiration is to create a unique, world-leading research, teaching and public engagement site that builds the new field of global affairs from Canada. We are the home of world-renowned researchers and more than 40 academic centres, labs and programs, including:

Exceptional faculty and experts from around the world continue to gravitate to the Munk School. There are more than 230 affiliated faculty engaged in teaching and research, many of whom have cross-appointments in other faculties.

The Munk School also is home to 14 teaching programs, ranging from Munk One, a first-year foundational program with a focus on global problem-solving, to the Fellowship in Global Journalism, a program for professionals, scholars and subject-matter experts to gain global journalism skills.

Undergraduate students with the Munk School can take majors ranging from Contemporary Asian Studies to American Studies, while graduate students can have a range of options, from the MA in European and Russian Affairs to the Collaborative Master’s Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies.

The Munk School offers two professional two-year degree programs, the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and the Master of Public Policy.

The highly-selective MGA invites the very best of Canada and the world’s students to complete a groundbreaking two-year program that incorporates campus-based study with mandatory global internships in their chosen field. The Munk School and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris also offer a dual degree program between their respective Master of  Global Affairs (MGA) and Master in Public Policy degrees. In addition, students have the opportunity to combine degrees from the Rotman School of Management (MBA) or the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (JD) with the Master of Global Affairs degree (MGA).

The Munk School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) bridges the spheres of domestic policy and international or global policy in order to address the complex issues facing modern governments and other policy-making organizations. The MPP program features core instruction on a small-group, cohort-based model. In addition to the core material considered essential for policy practice, students take electives both within the Munk School and in the broader University. Invited visiting public sector leaders and external researchers bridge theory and practice, providing contact with senior professionals in government and the broader public, private and community sectors. The program also provides access to courses and research facilities available in many other graduate departments, centres and institutes across the University.


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