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Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University is a leading national and international centre for teaching and research in public administration and public policy. The School offers a suite of courses on sustainable development within the ‘Innovation, Science and Environment’ concentration of its existing Master of Public Policy and Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Students who complete the diploma and who are subsequently admitted to the Master of Public Policy and Administration may apply up to five of the courses from the diploma towards the MPPA, reducing its length from 15 courses to 10.

Capital Advantage

Our students’ easy access to government departments, foreign embassies, the National Library and Archives, and a multitude of industry associations, national voluntary organizations and international NGOs is a clear advantage when completing their studies and looking for employment.

The Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development is a 3.0-credit program (6 half-credit courses):

  • 0.5 credit in macroeconomics and public policy: theoretical foundations and current policy debates concerning economic growth and sustainable development, globalization and the open economy, stabilization policy, and fiscal and monetary policy analyzed in the Canadian and international context.
  • 2.5 credits in optional courses from the following areas: science and technology policy, industrial policy, innovation and sustainable production, science risk and evaluation, natural resource management, sustainable energy policy, environmental policy, sustainable development in industrialized countries, environmental and ecological economics, urban sustainability, global climate change, regulation and public policy.

To find out how to apply for this graduate diploma program, visit the Graduate Admissions website and click on Apply Online Now 

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