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The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Public Policy

March 10, 2017

Toronto, ON – The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP). The program offers multiple pathways for students in two major world cities.

Students will complete the dual degree program in 24 months, spending the first year at Sciences Po in Paris and the second year at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto. All students will complete an internship (12-16 weeks) during the summer of the first year.

This dual Master’s degree program builds on a long-standing collaboration between Sciences Po and the University of Toronto, whose first exchange program was created in 2001.

Studying at leading institutions in both Paris and Toronto, students will benefit from varied perspectives on public policies and global affairs in two different contexts (European and North American), thus enhancing their own global experience. By combining a Master in Public Policy with a Master of Global Affairs, students will gain complementary perspectives on the pressing challenges of the 21st century, drawing upon the outstanding academic strengths of each institution. Graduates of the dual degree program will be uniquely positioned to enter the field of global affairs worldwide.


“This dual master’s degree is a first for the Munk School and we’re thrilled to have an experienced partner in Sciences Po,” said Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. “It’s fashionable today to focus on cracks in Europe, but however the winds shift, these are strong countries that will be leaders in shaping the world’s future. We need to build bridges and understanding.”

“We are very glad to combine for the first time our Master in Public Policy with a Master of Global Affairs provided by the Munk School,” said Yann Algan, dean of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. “This dual degree aims to bring to our future public affairs professionals a unique and complementary understanding of global challenges.”

Students may choose to study in English or French at Sciences Po. At the Munk School of Global Affairs, courses will be taught in English. The first cohort of students in the dual degree program will start classes in Paris in September 2018 with an expected intake of 10 to 12 students.

More information on the dual degree

About the Munk School of Global Affairs
The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world. Our aspiration is to create a unique, world-leading centre of teaching, research and public engagement that builds the new field of global affairs from Canada. For more information, please visit

About the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs
The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs aims to educate a new generation of leaders who want to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and find innovative solutions for the common good. The School offers two 2-year programs: the Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs, where students choose to specialize in one of 11 policy streams, and also two 1-year master’s programs for mid-career professionals: the Master in Public Affairs and the Experimental Program in Political Arts. In addition the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs offers training programs for French and European-level civil service exams as well as houses the Policy Lab, which mobilizes students to develop creative and concrete technological and policy solutions to complex policy issues. The School currently offers dual degrees with 11 international and French partner universities and is a founding member of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which brings together seven top public affairs schools from around the world.

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About the University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The university consistently ranks among the top 25 universities in the world. Its distinguished faculty, institutional record of ground-breaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding academics and students from around the world.

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About Sciences Po

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading research university in the social sciences. Sciences Po offers degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, and has developed 42 dual degree programs with its network of 470 partner universities. Today, half of Sciences Po’s 13,000 students are international, representing 150 nationalities. Education at Sciences Po is multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward-looking. It also places great emphasis on professional exposure. Following completion of their degree, 80% of graduates are hired within six months and 39% start their careers abroad. Sciences Po maintains a high standard of social responsibility, and plays a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities in higher education. Sciences Po offers an array of financial aid for students of all origins and 30% of the student body holds a scholarship.

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Media contact

Sciences Po: Marie Frocrain, / +33 1 49 54 37 71

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto: Dena Allen, / +1 416 946 0123