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Political Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #439 (QS) ,
The Department of Political Studies at University of Saskatchewan offers thesis-based and project-based master’s degree programs with emphasis in the fields of Canadian government and politics, Northern politics and policy, political thought, public policy, governance of voluntary organizations, international relations or comparative politics, particularly the politics of developing countries.

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Program Details

The Thesis program at University of Saskatchewan includes a four course requirement and a 75-page thesis. The Project based program requires 6 courses and a major research paper.

In comparison to Political Studies graduate programs at other Canadian universities, this one is relatively small. Only 10-12 new graduate students are admitted each year. As a result, more time and attention is given to student concerns, especially to the planning of each student's course of study. Greater coordination is achieved among faculty in order to provide the desired courses and there is closer contact between students and faculty both in course and thesis work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Design and Methods in Political Studies
  • Theoretical Readings in Contemporary Political Studies
  • Theories of Canadian Governance and Politics
  • Canadian Government and Politics
  • Canadian Constitution and Politics
  • Theories of Public Policy and Administration
  • Political Thought
  • Theories in Comparative Government and Politics
  • Theories of International Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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General Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Saskatoon

  • 1279 - 1870 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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