The one-year program in Applied Politics from Wilfrid Laurier University offers a variety of options to fulfil program requirements. You may choose a coursework-only option, consisting of eight half-credit courses, or you may choose to undertake a Major Research Project in addition to six half-credit courses.
Students learn real-world skills — such as policy, electoral and media analysis, survey instrument design, and problem solving in domestic and international contexts — and gain practical experience in placements with community organizations, local politicians and government agencies.
The Master in Applied Politics is not your traditional political science degree because it offers a strong policy orientation as well as opportunities for faculty-supervised placements with government, non-government and advocacy organizations. It aims to help you think strategically as you prepare for the job market, all while emphasizing the goals and values of a strong liberal arts education.
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- The Craft of Political Science
- Applied Political Analysis
- Managing Conflict and Cooperation in Canadian Politics
- Social Advocacy
- International Human Rights, the Law and Governance
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
we will continue to accept applications after this date, until such time as the program is full.
DisciplinesEnvironmental Economics & Policy Political Science View 51 other Masters in Political Science in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in political science or a related field.
- A minimum B+ average in your last two years of undergraduate study.
- An honours graduate from a program other than political science may be admitted if evidence justifying admission is offered and the student has completed a minimum of two courses in political science, one of which must have a social science theory component; research methods is strongly recommended.
International13770 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6885 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National5246 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2623 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
Tuition per term
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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