The Political Science at the University of Alberta graduate program draws on the diverse talents of our 28 full-time faculty members. With a graduate student body of around 70, we offer a collegial and supportive environment for students who are committed to the advanced study of power, governance, and political life.
Every year we invite applications to our graduate degree programs from outstanding students who are excited to mesh their talents and interests with our department expertise. We seek applicants who are highly self-directed, committed, and curious; although we offer a broad graduate education in Political Science, we are most interested in students who have thought carefully about how to match their own projected research with a cluster of faculty and who are interested in critical approaches within our discipline.
They fully support students at all levels in pursuing a diversity of career paths, whether within academia, in para-academic or “alt-ac” careers, or in professional directions related to Political Science (such as public service, political office, law, journalism, or working for NGOs).
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Canadian Politics
- Comparative Politics
- Gender and Politics
- International Relations
- Political Theory
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 41 other Masters in Political Science in Canada
- Applicants who have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission to the MA program.
- Degrees in Political Science or close cognates such as International Relations or PPE are strongly preferred; applicants with other undergraduate majors should normally have at least 30 graded credits of coursework in Political Science.
- Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 (when converted to the University of Alberta’s grading scale) or equivalent in the last 60 graded credits of academic studies.
International10500 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National5575 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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