O que eu aprenderei?

As a StFX Public Policy and Governance student, you will study the world of public affairs and leadership. This new program involves introducing students to a broad field that integrates many different disciplines to answer the key questions: how do we solve the common problems we have as a society, and how do we organize ourselves to provide those solutions? This involves analysis of government and other public institutions, their processes for tacking policy problems, and how to analytically approach the design, implementation and assessment of public policy.


This is a new program in 2017, drawing from the expertise of several departments such as political science, economics, philosophy, sociology and history. StFX has a long history of engagement in the public affairs of our community, and in inspiring students to grow into leadership positions. Our university is a dynamic scholarly environment where professors believe that research and teaching flourish together. It is a place where you feel comfortable debating current issues and solving problems in the classroom and beyond it, broadening your understanding of the world. Here you can have close contact with your professors and fellow students in a positive, accessible setting for learning.


Public Policy and Governance students can pursue careers in government at all levels including international agencies, law, journalism, non-governmental organizations, teaching, policy research, and political parties.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Arts

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

International Student Fee: CAN $8,830
Data de início

Esperado Janeiro, Setembro 2021


Faculty of Arts

2329 Notre Dame Avenue,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B2G 2W5, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

For high school students, the minimum requirements include an overall average of 70% in Grade 12, with no marks below 65% in each of the required subjects. English language proficiency tests: IELTS 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band, TOEFL 90 iBT and no lower than 20 in each band, MELAB 81, CAEL 71, CAE 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band.

Para estudantes internacionais

  • English and four university preparatory courses in grade 12.
  • ​Applicants from other countries must have requirements equivalent to Canada.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English competence.

The IELTS test is preferred and strongly recommended.

  • Students with an IELTS score of 6.5 and no band below 6.0

Other language tests and scores that are acceptable include:

  • TOEFL (minimum score required is 92)
  • CAEL (minimum score required is 70)
  • MELAB (minimum score required is 90)

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.