M.A. On Campus

Political Science

University of Toronto

12 months
27520 USD/year
6210 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Science program at University of Toronto is designed to satisfy the diverse interests of students who wish to pursue a year of graduate study in political science.


About this Degree

Students of the Political Science program at University of Toronto may choose from three fields: Political Economy of International Development; Political Science; and Political Theory. Students whose interests are primarily normative and philosophical may choose the field of Political Theory.

The MA program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Political Economy of International Development
  • Politics of Growth in Developing Countries
  • Theories and Issues — The Politics of Development
  • Research Seminars
  • MA Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Political Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Cumulative grade average equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in an appropriate bachelor's degree program. Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic records and a strong background in political science.

  • Applicants must provide evidence of a satisfactory background in political science and a second social science. Applicants intending to enrol in a master's-level economics course must meet undergraduate prerequisites in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics. A satisfactory background in political science means a minimum of five well-distributed courses including at least one relating to development.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 USD per year during 12 months.

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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