Munk School


What we're looking for in an MPP student

Admissions deadline

Applications are now closed for Fall 2024 entry.  


The admissions process is a holistic one as the MPP admissions committee will review every aspect of your application before making a decision. The committee reviews your academic performance and considers your experience and/or extra-curricular activities, as well as all reference letters.


Virtual Tour of the Munk School Buildings

Come explore the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy beautiful buildings located at 14 Queen's Park Crescent West, 315 Bloor Street West and 1 Devonshire Place!
MPP students at Queen's Park


Learn more about our Master of Public Policy program

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional master’s program at the Munk School. You will learn the core tenets of the policy process and examine the modern economies, polities and societies that bridge Canadian and global policy.  

Admissions criteria

Academic record

You will have successfully completed a four-year (4 year) Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) or equivalent

GPA requirement

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a B and a minimum GPA of a B+ standing in the final year of undergraduate studies (3.3 out of a possible 4.0 grading scale). Admissions selection to the MPP program is competitive and meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. Final-year grades are based on the last 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or 10.0 half-course equivalents, from upper-year (300+ series) courses.

International student degree equivalency

If you are an international student you should refer to U of T's School of Graduate Studies International Equivalency tool to find out if your degree meets the School of Graduate Studies requirements to apply.

English language proficiency test

You are required to submit official English test scores if and only if (a) you do not have a degree from a Canadian university and (b) the language of instruction and examination for your degree was not English. You can find the English language test requirements here.

Other requirements

If you have completed your admitting degree (undergraduate degree) outside of Canada, you are required to write the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (

We also require a minimum of two recommenders with your application. We prefer academic references, however, if you are mid-career you can also submit an employer or professional reference as well.

Combined Program (Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Public Policy (MPP) program

If you are interested in pursuing the joint Master of Public Policy / Juris Doctor program, you will have to apply to each programs separately and gain entry into both programs. Alternately, you can apply to the MPP program while in the first year of the JD program.

What do we look for in an MPP student?

  • Strong academic performance: Transcripts, test scores (GRE) and academic references
  • Strong quantitative skills: Transcript, GRE, previous courses taken
  • Interest or work in the field: Previous work or extra-curricular activity in public policy; other forms of expertise and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of the MPP program as indicated on the curriculum vitae and personal statement(s).
  • Strong English language proficiency: English language proficiency test
  • Stand-out qualities: Creativity, experience solving complex problems, leadership

Questions? Get in touch! Reach out to Rejeanne Puran, our Recruitment & Admissions Officer, at 

Please email first to set up meetings in-person or via zoom.


MPP students