Currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Policy and Administration program at the SPPA? On this page you will find degree requirements for your program, information on different program concentrations and concurrent diplomas, information on awards and funding opportunities for students, and ways to further get involved in your program.

Current Students

Students in the Master of Public Policy and Administration have the passion and drive to make the world a better place for everyone. We would like to make your world a little better by providing you with resources to make your time at SPPA go a little more smoothly.

A critical reference for your time with us is your welcome package. We distribute these in late August prior to your first fall term in the program. Please keep it on hand during your studies with us, as it contains important information about your program you will need to access.
The tabs above offer information on how to get involved beyond your course work, the courses offered, and the MPPA FAQ.

As a MPPA student, you have the opportunity to add a specialization in data science, a concentration in Indigenous Policy and Administration or complete a concurrent graduate diploma alongside your degree.

Visit our webpage for documents and forms if you are looking for information for directed study, research essay or thesis guidelines, as well as to find other academic resources. Visit the Carleton Scheduling and Examination Services to view the Exam Schedule. Please also feel free to reach out to the graduate administrator if you have any questions.

Awards and Funding

Carleton offers a variety of funding opportunities to our students. New and current students can apply for several internal, external and special awards. Application deadlines vary. Students should consult the specifics of the awards to understand the eligibility requirements, application materials, and necessary internal deadlines. More information on these opportunities can be found on the Graduate Students website.


For more than a decade, students from the School have run a peer reviewed journal — ISEMA: Perspectives on Innovation, Science & Environment — focused on sustainability policy issues. Reach out to the editorial team if you are keen to get involved in the journal’s editorial work.


Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy (CPoPP) is another student-run journal that has a wider focus than ISEMA. It still publishes work on sustainability topics and offers many chances to participate as members of its editorial team. Read some of the journal’s back issues to be inspired by the work. Reach out to the editorial team if you want to get involved.

Career Services

Carleton’s career services website is a wealth of information and opportunities for students looking for help with job searches or career advice. Career services offers one-on-one advising sessions, help with job searches, and career and networking events.