APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School evaluates applicants on their previous undergraduate/graduate coursework and grade point average, career and research interests, and breadth of background and experience. Students from a wide variety of disciplines - for example, everything from the fine arts, to social sciences, to physical sciences, to professional colleges disciplines - are encouraged to apply to the school's programs.

University of Regina Campus | University of Saskatchewan Campus

University of Regina campus

Applicants can apply online. Every application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Completed student waiver form
  • Official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate classes even if a degree was not awarded. Transcripts must be in envelopes that are sealed and forwarded from the institution where the classes were taken.
  • Application fee of $100 for domestic and international students.
  • Two confidential recommendation letters in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal by the referee.
  • Resume - should include background and relevant employment history
  • Personal Statement: a one to two page statement outlining your purpose in applying to the program, areas of research interests, why you like to complete your graduate studies at University of Regina and what you would like to do with your degree.
  • Students applying to the PhD program are required to prepare a research program outlining the research they would like to pursue in the area of public policy. This research program should have a well-defined problem statement, a review of the approprioate literature and an initial methodology. While students will not be held to the research program they outline, the document will serve to guide the student's choice of courses and the material they explore in their readings and course work.
  • Financial Application: if applicable to your situation (full-time fully-qualified students)

Paper supporting application documentation at the University of Regina campus must be sent to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK
Canada, S4S 0A2

If you require assistance in completing your application, please contact GSS1@uregina.ca or (306) 585-4161. 

University of Saskatchewan campus

Applicants must submit the GSR 100 Application for Admission online. All other documents must be submitted to the University of Saskatchewan campus' address at the bottom of the page. Every application must be accompanied by the following:

Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) Programs

  • Completed online application form GSR 100: Application for Admission to Regular Programs. Click here to go to the registration page. 
  • Completed student waiver form
  • Official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses, even if a degree was not awarded. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School from the institution where the classes were taken. If you have not yet completed your degree, you may still apply by sending your transcripts in progress.  If your admission is successful, official transcripts must be provided by the institution upon completion of your degree. Note: Students from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably at least two out of the three from individuals who taught or supervised you while you were in a previous university degree program) to be filled out online. When submitting your online application, please enter the e-mail addresses of your referees and directions will be sent to them regarding how they can submit their recommendations on-line.
  • Current resume that includes background and relevant employment history.
  • Personal statement, two pages maximum, that outlines your purpose in applying to either the MPA or MPP program.
  • Application fee of C$75.
  • International students are required to show proficiency of the English Language. Click here for more details

PhD in Public Policy (PhD) Program

  • Completed online application form GSR 100: Application for Admission to Regular Programs. Click here to go to the registration page. 
  • Completed student waiver form
  • Official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses, even if a degree was not awarded. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School from the institution where the classes were taken. If you have not yet completed your degree, you may still apply by sending your transcripts in progress.  If your admission is successful, official transcripts must be provided by the institution upon completion of your degree. Note: Students from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S. 
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably at least two out of the three from individuals who taught or supervised you while you were in a previous university degree program) to be filled out online. When submitting your online application, please enter the e-mail addresses of your referees and directions will be sent to them regarding how they can submit their recommendations on-line.
  • Current resume that includes background and relevant employment history.
  • Research Program Statement: Students are required to prepare a research program that outlines the research that they would like to pursue in the area of public policy. This research program should have a well-defined problem statement, a review of the appropriate literature, and an initial methodology. While students will not be held to the research program that they outline, the document will serve to guide the student's choice of courses and the material they explore in their readings and course work.
  • Application fee of C$75.
  • International students are required to show proficiency of the English Language. Click here for more details

Master of International Trade (MIT) Program

  • Completed online application form GSR 100: Application for Admission to Regular Programs. Click here to go to the registration page.  
  • Completed student waiver form
  • Official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses, even if a degree was not awarded. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School from the institution where the classes were taken. If you have not yet completed your degree, you may still apply by sending your transcripts in progress.  If your admission is successful, official transcripts must be provided by the institution upon completion of your degree. Note: Students from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably at least two out of the three from individuals who taught or supervised you while you were in a previous university degree program) to be filled out online. When submitting your online application, please enter the e-mail addresses of your referees and directions will be sent to them regarding how they can submit their recommendations on-line.
  • Resume: Please include scholarly contributions, background information and relevant employment history.
  • Personal statement: A one-to-two page statement outlining why you wish to pursue graduate studies in this program and how your previous education and background will assist you in the program.
  • Application fee of C$75.
  • International students are required to show proficiency of the English Language. Click here for more details

For more information, please visit the University of Saskatchewan College of Graduate Studies and Research's website.

A completed application form and supporting documentation for enrolment at the University of Saskatchewan campus must be sent to:

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan Campus
Diefenbaker Building
101 Diefenbaker Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7N 5B8

If you have any questions, please contact jsgs@usask.ca.