The Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management offers courses leading to the degree of Master of Political Management.

The degree comprises 5.0 credits and has been designed so as to be completed in 1 year of full-time study or 2-3 years of part-time study. Descriptions of the core and other POLM courses that make up the degree are listed below. Part-time students will normally take the four mandatory courses (POLM 5007, 5008, 5009, and 5018) in their first year. These courses run sequentially, each for weeks. Part-time students will also take an additional two courses in their first year (one each term), and four courses in their second year (two each term).

Program Requirements

1. Students must complete 1.0 credit (CR) in core courses:

  • POLM 5007 [0.25 CR]: Writing in a Political Context
  • POLM 5008 [0.25 CR]: Ethics in Political Management
  • POLM 5009 [0.25 CR]: Media Relations
  • POLM 5018 [0.25 CR]: Strategic Communications

2. Students must complete 0.5 credit from:

  • POLM 5001 [0.5 CR]: Parliament and Parties in Canada
  • POLM 5002 [0.5 CR]: The Core Executive in Canada
  • POLM 5017 [0.5 CR]: Political Institutions in a Comparative Context
    Note: This course is not offered in 2023-24.

3. 1.0 credit in practicum placement:

4. Students must complete an additional 2.5 credits in POLM courses.