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.
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- 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
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 52 other Masters in Political Science in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International3892 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 12 months.
National3892 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 12 months.
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