Deadlines

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The MPA program has one intake every year and welcomes a new class each September.  There are three application deadlines that are considered for the Fall intake:

  • November 1 (of the previous year)
  • February 1
  • May 1

To meet the deadlines above, all components of your application must be received by 11:59PM CST on the deadline. Applications that are incomplete will be considered at the next deadline (if applicable) if fully complete but will not be deferred to future terms.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early as it is to your advantage to submit a completed application as early as possible, as enrollment is limited. The admission process is competitive and later application submissions may be at a disadvantage.

International applicants are encouraged to apply by the November 1st or February 1st deadline to allow for sufficient time to secure all documents required to study in Canada.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The MPP program has one intake every year and welcomes a new class each September.  The application deadline for the MPP program is March 1 for entry in the following academic year.

To meet the deadline, all components of your application must be received by 11:59PM CST on March 1. Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed nor will they be deferred to future terms.

Click here to see which JSGS faculty members are accepting MPP students for September 2022!

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy (PhD)

The PhD program has one intake every year and welcomes a new class each September. The application deadline for the PhD program is December 1 for entry in the following academic year.

To meet the deadline, all components of your application must be received by 11:59PM CST on December 1. Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed nor will they be deferred to future terms.

Click here to see which JSGS faculty members are accepting PhD students for September 2022!

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

The MHA program has two intakes each year with the following application deadlines:

  • October 1st for the Winter (January) intake
  • May 1st for the Fall (September) intake

To meet the deadlines above, all components of your application must be received by 11:59PM CST on the deadline.  The admission process is competitive and applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application to ensure a timely review.

Master's Certificates

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed in the order in which they are completed. Therefore, it is to your advantage to submit a completed application as early as possible, as enrollment is limited.

Entry is possible in any semester (September/Fall, January/Winter, and May/Spring).

Applications received eight weeks prior to the start of the semester will be considered for entry in the following semester.

Late applications for the MCERT programs may be considered if space is available.

Start your application

You must submit an application through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (University of Regina) to apply.

The application fee is $100 CAD.

For guidance on applying to the MPA program, click here.

For guidance on applying to the MPP program, click here.

For guidance on applying to the MHA program, click here.

For guidance on applying to the PhD program, click here.

For guidance on applying to a Masters Certificate program, click here.

Required documents

After you apply online, send the documents listed below to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Paskwāw Tower 110.2 
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK   S4S 0A2

Please email the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Regina for questions about document mailing and/or updates about your application status:

All general inquiries can be emailed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) at grad.publicpolicy@uregina.ca.

All documents can be emailed to Grad.Docs@uregina.ca 


  • Student waiver form
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses will be required, even if a degree was not awarded (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the purpose of the application review. If accepted, official transcripts will be required prior to registration). University of Regina transcripts are not required. Official transcripts must be sent directly 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.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional referees are encouraged to include personal letters of reference along with the required form). Download form. Referees can send required form and personal letter to Graduate Studies office via email: Grad.Docs@uregina.ca. Referees must send the form and personal letter from their professional email address in order to be received as an "official" reference.
  • An updated resume with scholarly contributions, background information, education history, and relevant employment history.
  • Personal statement (please see the program-specific pages for guidance)
  • Proof of English proficiency: If you are an international student and are not a native English speaker, you must submit proof of English proficiency in the form of a recognized test (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL), unless you have attended a university recognized by the University of Regina where the language of instruction was English.

Please refer to the following FGSR link for more detailed information pertaining to the documents required for all JSGS applications:  https://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/future-students/Documentation-international/index.html