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Political Science

Carleton University

24 months
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17317 CAD/year
6615 CAD/year
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About

The Political Science MA program from Carleton University offers opportunities for focused graduate-level study and learning in all aspects of politics. 

Overview

Students have the option of concentrating their courses and research on specific aspects of political science – including Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, and Political Theory – or taking a wide range of courses across these fields. 

During the Political Science MA program from Carleton University, students will have access to faculty for one-on-one research supervision, as well as to the lively research community within the department. A co-op option is available.

Capital Advantage

Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital places you in the heart of the country’s political process, giving you unparalleled access to resources and career opportunities unavailable elsewhere in the country. Carleton students enjoy easy access to Canada’s federal government and can tour Parliament Hill, visit the Library of Parliament, attend Parliament when it is in session and volunteer or work for government departments and agencies located in the city. Ottawa is also home to 11 national museums, Library and Archives Canada, more than 900 national and international associations and a multitude of high commissions and foreign embassies.

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Fiona Robinson has published extensively on the global ethics of care
  • William Cross specializes in political parties and legislative politics in Westminster-style democracies
  • Laura Macdonald conducts research on North American politics
  • Waller Newell’s work examines the insights of political philosophy for questions of political leadership
  • Vandna Bhatia’s research focuses on the public policy choices associated with healthcare in Canada in a comparative context

Career Opportunities

Our location in Ottawa places students in the heart of the country’s political process, which provides unparalleled access to resources and career opportunities unavailable elsewhere in the country. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Parties in Canada
  • Legislatures and Representation in Canada
  • The Politics of Climate Change
  • Canadian Political Economy
  • Executive Power in Canadian Politics
  • Indigenous Politics of North America

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
86

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B+

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
86

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BA (Honours), or the equivalent, with at least a B+ standing. Honours graduates in fields other than political science will be considered on the basis of their academic background and standing, and will be judged on a case-by-case basis. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17317 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17317 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6615 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National: $6,515 (2nd year)
  • International: $17,317 (2nd year)

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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