Political Science, Master | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Our MA in Political Science at University of Waterloo is designed to foster a deeper understanding of politics across the world at multiple scales (domestic, regional, global) while also allowing students to develop the analytical and professional skills required for success in both academic and non-academic job markets. 


With 21 faculty members in our department and additional associated faculty, our program offers a wide range of courses and graduate research supervision and opportunities across a broad range of topic areas.

Key Features

  • We offer both traditional and interdisciplinary courses, as well as inter-university course options.  
  • Students in the Political Science program from University of Waterloo will also benefit enormously from our formal links with international research institutions including Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Balsillie School of  International Affairs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Theories and Methods of Political Analysis
  • Global Environmental Governance
  • China and Global Governance
  • Democratic Theory and Practice
  • The State and Economic Life
  • International Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Political Science with at least a 78% overall standing.
  • Statement of Research.
  • Students with an Honours BA in a related discipline will be considered for admission but may be required to complete further work in Political Science before proceeding. Students with a General Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science may be admitted to a qualifying program, and then apply for admission to the Master of Arts (MA) program after completion of that program.
  • Three academic references.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

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