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Political Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #462 (QS) Montréal, Canada
Politics is everywhere. Political Science offered by Concordia University Montréal thought plays a key role in shaping the world we live in, be it through resource planning, economic structures, public policies, international relations or issues relating to health and the environment.

Overview

Program Details

The MA in Political Science program at Concordia University Montréal offers you the opportunity to address some of the most pressing and difficult challenges facing contemporary politics. Through each area of specialization, you will be encouraged to think about politics and the relations among individuals and political communities from an analytical and critical perspective, including a diversity of epistemological, ontological and methodological viewpoints. 

Engage in sustained and original research which is relevant for professional development within academia, public administration, private industry and NGOs.  You will benefit from faculty-led  inter-institutional and university-wide research centers and research networks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aging and Public Policy
  • Development Policy and Administration
  • Ethics, Morality and Justice
  • Feminist Critiques of Public Policy
  • Gender and Global Politics
  • Immigration Politics and Policy
  • Indigenous Peoples and the State
  • International Organizations
  • Judicial Politics and Policy
  • Nationalism and Ethnicity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

An undergraduate honours degree or the equivalent is required with a minimum GPA of 3.30. Students who do not have the necessary background in political science, as well as in the concentration which they have chosen, may be required to take specific undergraduate courses in addition to the regular program. In certain cases, applicants may be required to complete a qualifying program in order to be eligible for admission to the graduate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31141 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31141 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6284 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Students from Canada 14747 CAD

Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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