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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.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Sci­ences Po School of Pub­lic Affairs, please vis­it

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.

For more infor­ma­tion about Sci­ences Po, please vis­it

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