Students and faculty at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School have the opportunity to make a difference in today's world. In a time of change, when market economies are in turmoil and governments are pressed to produce compelling solutions to vexing problems, schools of public policy need to stay abreast of change by drawing on the expertise and insights of a multitude of disciplines and a host of practitioners.

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is a provincial centre for advanced study and research in public policy and administration. Located on two university campuses – the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan – the school is a source of respected policy advice and commentary. With a diversity of academic backgrounds in political science, economics, sociology, geography, law and health policy, the school’s faculty members engage with and mentor graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment, educate the public on policy matters, and enrich the knowledge base from which policymakers draw.

Click here to download the JSGS Strategic Directions 2011-15 document.

Click here to download the JSGS 2011-12 Achievement Record.

In a province renowned for innovation, the school provides students with a full spectrum of public policy and administration education - from policy concepts and theory to hands-on practical application. The challenging curriculum provides opportunities for students to exercise their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and to address policy issues that have a regional, national and international focus. Suited for individuals looking to begin their careers or advance their professional study, the school offers six programs - Master of International Trade (MIT), Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), PhD in Public Policy (PhD), and various Master's Certificates. The school is currently in expansion mode as it strives to enhance its programming, research activity, student experiences, and engagement with external communities.

The school also offers a competitive academic environment that features:

  • federal, provincial and municipal internship opportunities with senior public officials;
  • flexible course schedules and mobility between the school’s two campuses;
  • part-time and full-time study options;
  • prominent speakers delivering thought-provoking seminars on a wide range of topical policy issues; and
  • events that stimulate policy debate within the school and the broader policy community.

Graduates of the school can expect future careers in public sector management and policy research in federal, provincial, or municipal governments; academia; agencies or crown corporations; non-profit organizations; with the media; or in the private sector.