Master of Public Policy in Digital Society

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About the Master of Public Policy in Digital Society

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About the Master of Public Policy in Digital Society

McMaster University’s new Master of Public Policy (MPP) in Digital Society is a year-long professional degree program. It trains prospective policy leaders to navigate the changing dynamics of the technological landscape to address the complex social, political and economic challenges that have accompanied the digital age


Launched in 2021, the program is the first Canadian graduate degree offering of its kind to specialize in the implications of digital transformation for public policy and governance.

We offer a unique co-teaching model which pairs respected academics with accomplished practitioners to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience.

The program is further distinguished by its innovative curriculum comprised of seminar-based instruction and skills development labs designed to develop complementary technical competencies that provide graduates with a competitive advantage in the field.


By leveraging their training as both policymakers and technologists, graduates of the program will be expected to lead interdisciplinary teams in the public, private and non-profit sectors. They will be able to draw on a combination of theoretical knowledge, subject matter expertise and technical skill to devise innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges associated with emergent digital technologies.


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