The Master of Arts program in Political Science is designed for students who have achieved strong grades in an Honours (4-year) undergraduate degree in Political Science or a related discipline. The admissions process is competitive and enrollment is limited. Admissions are only in the fall, and it is not possible to defer an offer of admission.
The MA program offers opportunities for focused graduate-level study and learning in all aspects of politics. Students have the option of concentrating their courses and research on specific fields of political science – including Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Theory, and Gender and Diversity – or taking a wide range of courses across these fields. Students may complete the degree through coursework only, or through a combination of coursework and a thesis or major research paper. The MA is normally completed in two academic years. During the program, students will have access to faculty for one-on-one research supervision, as well as to the lively research community within the department.