Our Master of Applied Politics (MAP) program provides you with a “hands-on” graduate program that incorporates research and professional elements. The MAP program will offer you practical skills – such as policy, electoral and media analysis, survey instrument design, and problem solving in domestic and international contexts – that are grounded in the theoretical foundations of the discipline. Matched with a dynamic and diversified faculty, the MAP program will deliver an effective learning experience that is designed to facilitate your success.
Laurier provides many opportunities for you to work closely with active researchers. Whether in classes, through supervision of your projects, or through work as a teaching or research assistant, you’ll be in frequent and direct contact with faculty members. This level of engagement adds to your experience, placing you on the right path to explore your passion and excel at your desired career.
All of our courses are designed to incorporate applied elements through experimentation, simulation and interactive projects. Our faculty utilize their broad networks to bring you into direct contact with practitioners who can share their experiences. The program encourages you to develop a range of skills related to the works of policy, public service, advocacy and the private sector.
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 graduates have gone on to careers in:
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