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Master of Global Affairs/Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Master of Global Affairs (MGA)

Our Program

The MGA program offers an integrated education that delivers the best elements of both an academic and a professional degree.

The Master of Global Affairs degree positions graduates to accelerate their careers in business, government and NGOs, as these sectors pursue their strategies in an interconnected and multipolar world.

The University of Toronto’s MGA program offers students the hard and soft skills they need to excel in their field of specialization, as well as an understanding of the broader economic, political, and social architecture of global affairs.

You can also take a look at our Master of Public Policy (MPP) brochure here.


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  • Certified Academic Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Additional Requirements

  1. Four-year (4 year) Bachelors degree (in any discipline) or equivalent.
  2. A minimum CGPA of mid B (3.0), and a minimum GPA of B+ (3.3) in the final year of undergraduate studies. Admission is highly competitive, and meeting this requirement does not guarantee admission.
  3. International Students: Please refer to the School of Graduate Studies degree equivalency tool to ensure you have the required credentials to apply to the MGA program.

Application Deadline

January 20, 2022

Student Body

  • Total Students

    170 Students

Clubs & Associations

Master of Global Affairs Students Association (MGASA)

The MGASA is a non-profit, non-partisan student organization dedicated to representing the MGA student body, by speaking with a single voice on matters of importance, and organizing, directly or in an oversight capacity, student events.

Progress Solved

Progress Solved is a student-run think tank dedicated to assessing the future implications and ethics of emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), The Internet of Things (IoT), etc. Progress Solved host three activities throughout the year: a) bi-monthly meetings where we invite experts to speak on various technologies, b) Online publication, and c) annual conference.


Spectrum is a student initiative with the dual mandate to 1) promote increased visibility and representation for LGBTQ2+ individuals in the Canadian policy sector by offering them the resources and opportunities they need to succeed, and to 2) advance academic scholarship relating to LGBTQ2+ issues in public policy and other related spheres. Spectrum is committed to approaching its work through an intersectional lens, collaborating with Munk SLIs and other organizations to deliver programming that uplifts all members of our community, centering those most marginalized. Through its events and programming (made remotely accessible online wherever possible), Spectrum aims to create safe(r) spaces where LGBTQ2+ students and allies can build community and develop their networks, find inclusive resources and supports, and engage with queer policy issues in Canada and beyond.

Munk School Black Student Association (MSBSA)

The Munk School Black Student Association (MSBSA) strives to foster the representation of Black and racialized communities within the Munk School. This initiative provides inclusive opportunities for leadership, community engagement, and networking for racialized students and their allies at Munk, while committing to tackle anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination at the Munk School and beyond. 

Consulting Careers Initiative (CCI)

Supports the professional development of Munk students and their career goals in consulting. CCI holds a variety of exciting events and networking opportunities throughout the year, including case competitions, CV and interview workshops, speaker series, and more

Indigenous Policy Initiative (IPI)

IPI is a newly-established graduate student-led initiative that aims to provide a platform to discuss Indigenous issues from a policy-focused lens. In conjunction with our Advisory Board, consisting of Bob Rae, Professor Douglas Sanderson and Professor Verne Ross, we seek to promote awareness of Indigenous issues and encourage the enrolment of Indigenous students at the Munk School.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Additional Information

  • Work-study Programs Available