“My studies at NPSIA were pivotal in guiding my
eventual career as an ambassador and deputy minister.”

— Senator Peter Boehm, former Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada


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General Information

MA Program

The NPSIA MA program is interdisciplinary, reflecting the philosophy that exposure to a range of disciplines is necessary to develop an understanding of our complex global environment.

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MA/JD Program

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa offer a combined Master of Arts in International Affairs and Juris Doctor degree (MA/JD).The benefit of the combined program is the integration legal training and graduate studies in international affairs.

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PhD Program

NPSIA’s PhD program is interdisciplinary and focuses on international policymaking processes and institutions. Its objective is to provide students with advanced training and research skills suitable for both an academic career, or for more senior policy analysis and research positions in government and non-governmental institutions.

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Ph.D. students and candidates.

MIPIS Program

The Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS) is offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The program combines the unique resources of the two departments to deliver a multi-disciplinary program designed to bridge current gaps among critical infrastructure engineering, multi-hazard threat risk assessments, and policy options available to security practitioners for the protection of national critical infrastructure (NCI) systems.

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