The University of Regina’s online application form includes a personal statement section where applicants are asked to answer the following four questions:
- Please describe your specific area of academic interest, and explain what motivated you to choose this area.
- Describe how your past education, professional and other experiences have prepared you to be successful in this graduate program.
- Describe what you hope to achieve in this graduate program.
- Describe why this particular graduate program at University of Regina may help you fulfill your long term aspirations/objectives.
As you answer these questions, please keep in mind the Admissions Committee is assessing your ability to write in a clear, coherent and professional manner. You should make every effort to ensure your personal statement is free of spelling and grammatical errors, is properly referenced (if applicable), and concise. Please limit your response to each of the questions to no more than 200 words.
The MPA is a professional program designed to prepare you for a career in public administration and policy work in diverse areas such as non-government organizations, industry associations, and the public service. To help the Admissions Committee understand whether the MPA program is right for you, and whether you will be a good fit for our School, please be specific in your responses to the above questions and clearly identify why you are choosing to pursue an MPA through the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.