Undergraduate: Conflict Studies and Human Rights
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“It’s a field of study that touches on many other domains and which offers many employment opportunities in the future. In a society where globalization is constantly in the headlines and where international democratic peace is sought, understanding conflicts and human rights is of utmost importance.”
Sally Dimachki, student
Microprogram in Public and International Affairs
Provide students with an introduction to the analytical tools required to draw insights from data in order to help inform public policy.
- API 5136 Research Methods in Public Policy (3 credits) (Winter)
Introduction to the various methods used in policy research and to the use of multivariate quantitative methods to conduct a research project. Research design, data sources and analysis. The qualitative methods examined include the use of focus groups and interviews; quantitative methods include simple and multiple regression, logistic regression, and factor analysis.
This course is offered in the winter term and has multiple sections. Regular professors are Prof. Maral Kichian and Prof. Ravi Pendakur.
- API 6319 Special Topics in Public Policy: Quantitative research methods for public policy (3 credits) (Fall)
This course provides students with skills in data science and causal inference required to take a project from conception to completion.
This course is usually offered in the fall term. Regular professors are Prof. Ravi Pendakur and Prof. Nicholas Rivers.
- API 6399 Capstone Seminar (3 credits) (Spring or Winter)
Working with a public or private sector partner, students will help to inform a real-world public policy problem using techniques learned from the previous 2 classes. Possible partners include Environment and Climate Change Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Crown Indigenous Relations, Employment and Social Development Canada, and Statistics Canada. The topic for the course will change annually and in consultation with the partner agency. Students will present the results of their research to the partners in the final week of the class.
This new course will be offered for the first time either during the winter or spring term of 2022. Regular professors Prof. Ravi Pendakur and/or Prof. Nicholas Rivers will teach this course.
MA in Public and International Affairs
The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs offers a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum, which combines the study of international affairs and domestic policy-making. Benefiting from its prime location in the heart of Canada’s National Capital, a stone’s throw away from Parliament Hill, foreign embassies and government departments, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs offers students an exceptional learning environment, where the benefits of talented teachers and cutting-edge academic research are complemented by the opportunity to engage experienced professionals about today’s challenges in public and international affairs.
- General information and program requirements - Public and International Affairs - uOttawa Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Deadline: February 1 (Canadian), December 1 (international)
Note: Based on availability in the program, strong applications will continue to be examined and admission scholarships are available for all eligible candidates.
The purpose of this guide is to provide students with the information they need for the duration of their graduate studies at GSPIA.
Master's in Public and International Affairs
Important information regarding the program
- Program requirements (from the Fall 2015 until now)
- Program requirements (Before 2015)
- GSPIA Course Exemption Request
- Specialization in Science, Society and Policy
- Specialization in Environmental Sustainability
- Institute of the Environment - List of Elective Courses 2020-2021
- Description of elective Seminars fall 2020 and winter 2021
- Major Research Paper
- Language requirement
- Co-op option
- Beware plagiarism!
International students and exchanges abroad
- International Students (International office)
- International exchange program
- Admission equivalencies for international students
- Student Mobility program at Kobe University
- Student Mobility program at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Science Po Paris
- International experience at GSPIA
Academic forms and documents
- uOttawa Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Forms
- Internal academic forms and documents at GSPIA
- uOttawa card
- University Fees (tuition)
- Payment of fees
- Grading Criteria
- General Regulations
- Housing Service
- Obtain your degree (Convocation)
- Writing and Style Guide for University Papers and Assignments
- Student Hub - Useful links
Ressources available to students
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Masters in Public and International Affairs
Students enrolled full-time in the M.A. in Public and International Affairs, whose admission average is 8.0 / 10 or more, will receive a Graduate Scholarship worth $6,000 per year ($2,000/session), for up to two years of study.
In exceptional cases, the Faculty of Social Sciences will also offer a merit scholarship, ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 at the time of the offer of admission.
The Faculty of Social Sciences holds a competition for the allocation of different types of awards and financial support for international students. A committee considers applications submitted by the program to which the student has been admitted. Funding is not guaranteed to all students who meet the eligibility criteria. Scholarships are awarded until the funds are all allocated.
Visit the Faculty of Social Sciences Website for information on all scholarships, research grants and assistantship positions offered to graduate students.
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs' students can apply to the following scholarships:
- Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Imagination Scholarship
- Pearson Scholars
Also, as a Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate and/or graduate student, you have access to faculty-wide scholarships, regardless of your program of study.
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