Political Management

Political Management



Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management

Have a passion for politics? Then, our master’s program may be what you are looking for.

As political staff to cabinet ministers and elected representatives, strategists and tacticians for political parties, campaign managers and communication officers, policy advocates for civil society organizations and grassroots movements, they are essential to democratic practice and to the institutions and apparatus of contested politics.  However, until now there has been no formal education available to them in the professional skills of applied politics in Canada.

In response, Carleton University has created Canada’s first graduate program in political management: an intensive master’s degree designed to provide a professional foundation for students who will go on to leadership roles in the political offices and parties of the nation, and intended to contribute to a more constructive politics and well-informed policy decisions.


MPM Class of 2016

MPM Welcomes #mpm16

Another year is underway and the Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management is delighted to introduce our new cohort, the Class of 2016! With the Federal Election just ahead of us, this academic year is shaping up to be a memorable one. Welcome #mpm16 students!... More

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


MPM Student Makes Front Page News

Anas Marwah (center), a student in the 2015 MPM cohort was featured on the front page and website of the Ottawa Citizen today, along with friends, Nader Kawash and Maher Barghouthi. “Inspired by Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, the trio and half a dozen... More

Friday, November 7th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


MPM at Canada 2020

Master’s students at the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management spend much of their time comparing the strategies of politicians such as Jason Kenney, Justin Trudeau, and Kathleen Wynne in the classroom. This week, they’ll be able to discuss those policies with the... More

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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