Local Government ProgramWestern Social Science

Application Process

Listed below is the application process for the GTA Graduate DPA program.  Please be sure to read the instructions carefully as only complete applications will be considered. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact localgov@uwo.ca 


Applications for this program are completed through Western's Graduate Studies Online application portal, however, the first step to applying is to contact the representative at your respective municipality to express your interest.  Approved lists will be communicated to the Local Government Program and those on the list will be invited to complete our online application.  Instruction for the application process will be contained in that invitation message.  


This fee is paid within the online application system.  Credit Cards are accepted for this.

Step 1 - Application Contacts

If you are interested in applying, please contact the relevant municipality below:

Step 2 - Application Details

Only applicants who have their names passed on to the program in Step 1 will be invited to complete the online application.  To assist you in preparing for that step, a summary of the application details is listed here. The actually application link will be provided in the invitation message.

The application to the Graduate DPA program is managed by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) at Western. 

Regular Application Components

The Graduate DPA application will ask you for the following components:

Supplemental Documents Required by the Program