Political Science

University of Guelph

12 months
6837 CAD/year
2377 CAD/year
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The Political Science program of University of Guelph is a research intensive and teaching oriented department, offering students a dynamic and engaging environment.

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The Political Science program of University of Guelph pursues a wide range of research interests, are widely published, and are active in obtaining grant funding from SSHRC and other sources. The department also has a strong track record in helping graduate students obtain research funding of their own, including SSHRC, OGS, and Trillium. Many of our faculty engage in field work in a number of regions, including Africa, Latin America, Asia, Oceania and the Pacific, the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

The MA program revolves around the theme of Rights, Justice, Citizenship, and Identity while allowing flexibility for students to pursue their various interests. Within the broader framework of Rights, Justice, Citizenship and Identity, the Department has particular strengths in Public Policy and Administration and Global Justice and Politics and offers a number of courses related to those topics. Our broad range of course offerings and options to complete the degree (coursebased, Major Research Paper or thesis) allows students to tailor their experience towards their future employment or academic goals.

Are you interested in:

  • Rights, Law and Justice
  • Public Policy, Governance, and Administration
  • International Development
  • Gender and Identity
  • Comparative and Global Politics

Career opportunities

  • Policy Analyst
  • Strategic Consultant
  • Communications Specialist
  • Lecturer
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) coordinator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics of Identity
  • Theories of International Relations 
  • Rights and Public Policy
  • Constitutionalism and Judicial Politics
  • Multi-Level Governance in Canada
  • Courts and Parliament 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


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+ (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
89 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year Honours BA degree with a minimum B+ (77-79%) GPA

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6837 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6837 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2377 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2377 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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