University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Political Science (MA)

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is among the strongest in Canada. Our scholars are pivotal in shaping political discourse in Canada and around the world, through their research and publishing in major scholarly journals, through training graduate students to become leaders in academic, public and private sector careers, and through their active participation in public debates about politics in Canada and international affairs .

Our program covers the traditional fields of political science and offers unparalleled strengths in the areas of Canadian politics, elections and voting behaviour, international law, political violence, history of political thought, gender and politics, and indigenous politics. Students are given the tools and guidance needed to work at a high level on theoretical and practical problems of crucial political importance, domestically and globally.
URL:Political Science (MA) at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 105] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 86]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a four-year BA in Political Science or a strong background in Political Science: at least 5.0 full-course equivalents in Political Science, and a minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 28, 2022