Political Science

M.A.

  • The Political Science department offers two exciting paths to pursue graduate work: an M.A. degree, which can generally be completed in one calendar year (September to September) through the completion of courses and either a major research paper or a master's thesis; and the M.A. internship option that combines the M.A. coursework with a 6-month paid internship and valuable hands-on work experience.
  • The Department is committed to providing funding packages that match or beat those of other MA programs.

Students in this graduate program will:

  • Take advanced Political Science courses in a range of specialized subjects
  • Have the opportunity of applying to participate in a paid internship
  • Write an advanced research paper
  • Become a paid teaching assistant
  • Have the opportunity of securing a research position
  • Be eligible for exceptional entrance scholarships

M.A. with Internship

  • In this academically rigorous program you will have the chance to earn an MA degree through coursework and a paid internship
  • The internship option is designed to combine first class academic work with practical employment experience that will give you an advantage in the workplace.

Students in this graduate program will:

  • Have the opportunity of participating in a paid internship
  • Secure exceptional real life work experience
  • Become a paid teaching assistant
  • Have the opportunity of securing a research position
  • Be eligible for exceptional entrance scholarships

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: June 1


Deadline for Winter: September 1


Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100


Minimum IELTS: 7.0


Minimum Pearson: 68


Minimum MELAB: 84


Minimum CAEL: 70

Additional Requirements

Two academic Referee Assessment forms


Current Resume/CV


Statement of Purpose (limit to one page)


Writing sample which should be program related (10 pages or less)


General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding


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