Public Policy


Solving real-world policy challenges requires the use of multi-disciplinary tools to analyze problems, determine the best means to deal with those problems, and decide on the best course of action. An undergraduate Major in Public Policy provides a unique opportunity for students in Social Science disciplines to think in an interdisciplinary way, by drawing on theories and approaches, as well as tool kits developed in the core disciplines of Economics and Political Science, and beyond. Students in this program develop theoretical and applied reasoning skills in policy analysis, as well as a solid grounding in quantitative methods and research.


Regarding Public Policy Programs

The Major program in Public Policy is offered jointly by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Political Science. Students may enrol after their first or second year of undergraduate studies, and must meet the prerequisite conditions for all second-year and higher courses.

The Program Director and Program Assistant are available for consultation. For inquiries or an appointment call the Program and Events Coordinator, Simone DeFacendis at 416-946-0326 or send an email to