Political Science, M.A. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
12 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 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.


Key facts

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


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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