M.A. On Campus

Political Science

University of New Brunswick

12 months
1435 CAD/module
874 CAD/module
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Those who enroll in the Political Science program of University of New Brunswick gain the necessary critical thinking skills to intelligently participate in local and global political communities. Students learn how to make persuasive arguments while exploring political debates, social justice, war and peace, philosophical questions, and more.


The Political Science program of University of New Brunswick joint master's program on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses brings together some of the country’s leading scholars to help students understand the dynamics of political power, institutions, decision-making and change. Classes are kept deliberately small so that students can pursue their unique interests under the close supervision of a dedicated faculty member.

Our graduates go on to pursue doctoral programs, law school and other professional programs, or embark on careers with government, international organizations, the courts, schools, and public service groups.

Research areas

UNB's graduate program in political science can offer supervision across all the main sub-fields:

  • Canadian Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Gender and Politics
  • Political Economy 
  • Political Theory 

Global careers

Graduates of UNB's Master of Arts in Political Science have built their careers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Some have gone on to doctoral programs, law school and other professional programs.

Others have embarked on careers with:

  • government
  • international organizations
  • non-profit organizations
  • public service groups

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in American Politics
  • Canadian Foreign Policy
  • Canadian Federalism
  • Law and Politics in Canada
  • Self-Government and Aboriginal Community
  • Topics in Canadian Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Deadline: January 15 (for funding consideration)


30 alternative credits



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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants should normally have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in political science with a minimum GPA of A- in their final two years of study, and a minimum of B+ in all political science courses.
  • Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for full graduate student status may be eligible for a qualifying year.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application.
  • International Applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1435 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    874 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 874 CAD per module during 12 months.


National: 2,371 CAD/term

International: ‭4,245‬ CAD/term

Living costs for Fredericton

1100 - 2100 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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