The Master of Applied Politics (MAP) program is a hands-on graduate program grounded in the discipline of political science.
Students learn real-world skills — such as policy, electoral and media analysis, survey instrument design, and problem solving in domestic and international contexts — and gain practical experience in placements with community organizations, local politicians and government agencies.
The Master of Applied Politics attracts both recent graduates who want an edge as they launch their careers in the public or private sectors and mature students already in the job market who want to take their careers to the next level.
Our diverse faculty offer research expertise in:
Many of our faculty are associated with research centres, including the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy and the world-renowned Balsillie School of International Affairs and Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Our alumni have found work in politics, public service, law, journalism, the non-profit sector and education, among other sectors. Here is a small sample:
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