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Political Science

Simon Fraser University

12 months
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3892 CAD/year
3892 CAD/year
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About

The Master in Political Science program emphasizes intellectual challenge and academic engagement, and welcomes students with interests in the areas outlined in the Simon Fraser University Calendar in both undergraduate and graduate research areas.

Overview

The MA graduates have done well in finding employment across the country and sometimes internationally. Those who go on to further studies elsewhere have entered law schools as well as PhD programs across Canada and abroad. Our students have successfully pursued doctoral programs at places such as the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Chicago, Queen's University, University of London (UK), the University of Rochester (US), the University of British Columbia, the London School of Economics and the University of Essex (UK).

The department strongly prefers that applicants to the MA program have a BA in Political Science. The minimum Simon Fraser University requirement for admission to an MA program is a Bachelor's degree with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 (or B average) from a recognized university. In practice, however, our successful applicants have much higher CGPAs. We suggest that students coming into the program have at least two years of background in political science. Some students with insufficient political science training may be required to take up to a year of qualifying work in the upper-division undergraduate courses in our department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epistemological and Theoretical Perspectives in Political Science 
  • Political Research: Design and Analysis 
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Issues in Social and Economic Policy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

31 alternative credits

31-41

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from another recognized institution;
  • A CGPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B) or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses.  
  • Submitted evidence, usually in the form of references from qualified referees, of the student’s ability to undertake advanced work in the area of interest. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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