Known as a provincial school for advanced education, research, outreach and training in policy and administration, the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School serves as a source of respected policy advice (research contracts with government) and commentary (faculty serve as experts for media). Here are a few brief facts about the school:

  • We offer students opportunity to engage with faculty from diverse academic backgrounds (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, geography, law and education)
  • We offer a full spectrum of public policy and administration education - from policy concepts and theory to hands-on practical application through its internship program.
  • We offer a range of programs including the 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.  
  • We employ two Canada Research Chairs (Daniel Beland and Ken Coates) and one Cisco Research Chair (Justin Longo).
  • We have 21 core faculty members (including two Emerita) with more than 100 years applied public policy, administration and governance experience in industry, government departments, NGOs and advisory committees. Our faculty members have conducted research worldwide in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Belgium, Australia, China, Brazil, Italy, Netherlands, Chile and Uruguay.
  • We have more than 40 associates, adjuncts, post-doctoral fellows, professional affiliates and policy fellows from across Canada and around the world.
  • We employ 16 staff members supporting the school’s academic, outreach and training activities.
  • In 2014-15, we had 27 students involved in internships with municipal, provincial and federal governments, and other organizations.
  • We have a growing Executive Education program (Deputy Minister Briefings, a Director Education and Certification Program, Executive Development Series, Middle Manager Series and Policy Workshops).
  • We offer extensive opportunities for students to engage with the policy community and the public.
  • The school publishes The Policy Brief, a digital and print publication written by JSGS scholars and leading policy experts, that provides context and perspective on important public issues and furthers discussion and debate within the public sector.