Social Science Centre, Rm 4154
London, Ontario N6A 5C2
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 80501 f. 519-661-3904
Western's Graduate Diploma in Public Administration is a professional development program designed for mid-career local government administrators who wish to further their public management skills at the graduate level. Graduate DPA courses offer specialized education in local administration and policy analysis, thoroughly preparing students for the challenges of modern community, urban and regional governance and administration. Successful graduates of this program are strong candidates for the Masters of Public Administration program and, if admitted, will receive advance standing for their work in the Graduate DPA.
Times to Completion
2-3 Summer Terms (2-3 years) - Part-time
Applicants should have at least five years of Canadian local government employment experience. Applicants without an undergraduate or professional degree must submit a one-or two-page statement explaining how they think their experience compensates for their lack of formal academic qualifications.