Canada’s leading MA in public and international affairs.

Why choose GSPIA for your MA?

We provide our students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to pursue successful careers as policy professionals working on cutting-edge national and international issues.

  • World class professors and seasoned policy professionals
  • Hands-on experience and professional skills
  • Unparalleled access to national policy institutions

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Contact us

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 6005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5689

[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.