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Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy


University Catalogue


Graduate Chair: Please contact graduate secretary

Graduate Secretary: Amy Hassett

Phone: (306) 966-8525

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan
Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5B8

I found the online Master of International Trade program to be an excellent way to prepare graduate students for the world of international trade, both domestically and internationally. The interdisciplinary nature of the program was very beneficial as we were encouraged to look at international trade from political, economic, commercial, technological, legal and social perspectives. Also, the fact that the program is offered online made it both flexible and effective, as it allowed people from varied backgrounds to participate.

Chad Swance
MIT Graduate
BComm (International), University of Ottawa

International Trade

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is a provincial centre for advanced education, research, and, outreach and training activities, with campuses at both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. The school provides students and faculty the opportunity to work on contemporary public policy and administration challenges in an academic environment renowned for innovation and is fast becoming a destination for students from across the country and around the world.

The MIT program is delivered exclusively online and can be completed from any location in the world with a good internet connection.  Students in the MIT program do not need to reside in Canada and so international students are not eligible for a study permit.


  • July 15 for fall (September) entry
  • November 1 for winter (January) entry
  • March 15 for spring (May) entry


The tuition for the MIT program is $2,000 per three-credit-unit course, with a total of 27 credit units required to complete the program. University of Saskatchewan does not provide financial assistance for students enrolled in the Master of International Trade program.


For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

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Offered as an online, course-based program, the Master of International Trade brings together practical hands-on experience with academic expertise in a unique and innovative interdisciplinary approach to international trade. Addressing a range of political, economic, commercial, technological, legal, and social issues, the program is designed for professionals and practitioners currently engaged in international trade and trade policy in government, international organizations, and the private sector, as well as students interested in pursuing a career in international trade.

The online MIT program offers students an alternative means to gain a master's degree at home and on their own schedule.

Students enrolled in the online program will study:

  • Primary economics principles and indicators relevant to international trade;
  • Public and private legal infrastructure regulating international trade and trade financing;
  • Significant policy and practical issues and strategies associated with the conduct of business across jurisdictional boundaries;
  • Issues of political organization and government affecting trade between market participants located in two or more states; and
  • Methodological tools required to read relevant literature and policy reports as well as to fashion reports and policy papers.

Interaction is a key attribute of this well-designed program. Through online discussion forums, students can discuss issues and debate ideas with their instructor and fellow classmates. Students have access to instructional materials course guides, readings, and online seminars.

The online MIT graduate program is offered through the U of S campus in cooperation with the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade. Students may register in the program on a part-time basis.


  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university
  • A cumulative weighted average of 70% or better over the previous two years of course work (e.g. 60 credit units) of undergraduate and/or graduate study
  • Academic credit for one introductory course in both micro-economics and macro-economics
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college
  • Students from a wide variety of disciplines, for example, from the liberal arts, commerce, and law are eligible. Please note that equivalent academic and experiential preparation or academic preparation in other disciplines may also be considered for the program.