Master of Public Policy & Administration: Social Change Leadership

Our immersive Master of Public Policy & Administration prepares you to work as an ally for social change.

This program prepares graduates to head government and community efforts that advance a more just society. The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills to advocate for policy and programmatic reforms needed to address inequities and injustice in communities.

Program Highlights

Program Experience

Consistent with our mission, our Master of Public Policy is rooted in social justice, while also developing aptitude for administration, management and communication. Over the course of the program, students take part in experiential learning to cultivate the skills to become an agent of positive social change and prepare for policy and administration work, leadership, and advocacy.

As part of successfully completing our program, you will also complete an experiential capstone project in your specific area of professional interest working with a governmental, community, advocacy, or nonprofit organization.


The curriculum for this MPP consists of 36 credits of coursework carried out over two years. Coursework is comprised of a blend of theory, research and professional practicum experiences.

Courses include:

Get a complete list of courses and a more detailed degree plan: CONTACT ADMISSIONS

Graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Adler University

520 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5