M.A. On Campus

Political Science

York University

12 months
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Science MA program at York University is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and our commitment to critical thinking and political change.


The Political Science MA program at York University candidates must take courses in at least two of the program's five fields. Those who plan to proceed to the PhD program are advised to select their courses with the future in mind.

Learning outcomes

All MA students must enroll in the MA Colloquium, a half credit course graded on a pass/fail basis. The MA Colloquium seeks to familiarize students with the range of scholarly work in which members of the Political Science faculty are engaged. York also offers a part-time MA program. Its general requirements are identical to the full-time program described above, save that candidates normally take only one full course per year. Candidates for the MA whether full or part-time, must complete all degree requirements within four years of their initial registration.

Program professors and graduate students are associated with such independent research institutes at York as the Centres for Asian Research, Feminist Research, German & European Studies, Global Labour Research, Refugee Studies, Research on Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Justice and Political Activists 
  • The MA Colloquium
  • Symposium in Political Theory
  • The Return to Political Philosophy in Contemporary French Thought
  • Theory and Practice of the State in Historical Perspective
  • Gramsci and Contemporary Political Theory
  • Appropriating Marx’s Capital 
  • Politics of Aesthetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resumé or CV
  • Statement of interest (500 words)
  • Seminar paper (2,500 to 4,000 words)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6275 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Part time tuition fees:

  • National students - $717
  • International students - $3137

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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