University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Political Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The Department of Political Studies offers students a Pre-Master's program, a Master of Arts degree program, as well as a Masters in Public Administration program jointly offered with the University of Winnipeg. The program provides a solid basis for those wishing to continue on with doctoral studies, for those interested in a career in the legal field or for those seeking solid training for careers in government and international organizations, among others.
URL:Political Studies at University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $4,177
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be admitted into the Master of Arts program, a student must meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba, including English language proficiency requirements. Each student must also meet the supplementary requirements established by the Department of Political Studies. Normally, admission to the Master's program in Political Studies is through successful completion of the pre-MA program, outlined below, or by completion of a BA (Honours) program in Political Studies. Students holding a BA (Honours) degree are expected to have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 (B+) in their last 36 credit hours in Political Studies courses, to have completed a course in Political Theory, and to have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B). Other applicants will be considered for admission to the Master's program in Political Studies if they hold a BA (Advanced) with a major in Political Studies, and have a course selection pattern and performance in those courses that is comparable in quality to that of a BA (Honours) student. Applicants possessing a BA (Honours) degree in another discipline with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (B+) will also be considered for direct entry into the program, primarily on the basis of their completion of Political Studies or directly related courses.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * 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 August 17, 2012

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