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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis


The certificate is not open to students in the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) - Honours, specialized Honours, and Honours minor.

Students seeking to pursue the certificate as a stand-alone program must apply to the Office of Admissions, York University using he on-line application form for future students. Admission to the stand-alone certificate program requires students to have normally completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline with minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00.

In the stand-alone certificate program students may be granted up to 6 credits of advanced standing based on their previous studies completed no later than 7 years prior to entry into the certificate program. Advanced standing credits will be awarded at the discretion of the undergraduate program director at the School of Public Policy and Administration based on his or her assessment of the student’s academic record.

Students already enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at York University need to apply for entry into this certificate through the School of Public Policy and Administration Office. Students should have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00.

Graduation requirements: minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00 in the certificate courses. Students must also submit an Application to Graduate with a Certificate form. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the School of Public Policy and Administration. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. At least 12 credits of the disciplinary courses that satisfy certificate requirements must be in addition for those used to satisfy requirements of an undergraduate major being completed concurrently.

Certificate requirements: 24 credits including:

Six credits chosen from:

Six credits chosen from:

1. Some of the common prerequisites for the courses listed in the certificate include AP/ECON 1000 3.00, AP/ECON 1010 3.00, and AP/ADMS 1500 3.00 or AP/ADMS 2500 3.00.
2. Students planning to take AP/PPAS 4310 3.00 and AP/PPAS 4320 3.00 will also need AP/PPAS 3300 6.00 or equivalent preparation in statistics as a prerequisite.
3. It is recognized that there might be some interest among students at Glendon in this certificate. If so, we are committed to providing course substitutions where appropriate so that the relevant Glendon courses can count towards the certificate.

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