Social and Political Thought

Acadia University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
18058 CAD/year
8883 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Experience a rigorous interdisciplinary graduate program in Social and Political Thought at Acadia University, in a supportive and personalized environment – the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada.


In Acadia University's graduate program in Social and Political Thought you will dive into the study of political and social life through theoretical questions and engagements. 

Learning outcomes

The program at Acadia University is interdisciplinary in nature since social and political thought is a nexus connecting political thought, social theory, philosophy, postcolonial thought, literary criticism, media studies, cultural studies, environment studies, and gender studies. 

Working in close collaboration with its nationally and internationally celebrated faculty, you will take courses spanning several disciplines, increase your exposure to other areas of inquiry and approaches to theory through the core colloquium, and undertake a final interdisciplinary thesis (in year two).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social and Political Thought Colloquium
  • Topics in Social and Political Philosophy
  • Critical Political Theory
  • Sociological Theory
  • Applied International Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications must be supported by official copies of all high school transcripts and other records of academic work.

  • Transcripts should be certified by the school and should either be sent to Acadia directly from the school or sealed in an envelope and given to the student to send. Certified transcripts acceptable to Acadia will be used as a basis of admission.

  • Admission requirements differ depending on the student's educational system. We review all applications from international students individually.

  • Applicants for admission from another university or college must have an official transcript sent directly from that institution for evaluation.

  • Transfer credits may be given for individual courses that are applicable to the intended undergraduate degree program of study. Course descriptions must be included with the transcripts.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18058 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8883 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8883 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Social and Political Thought
Acadia University