|Field of Study:||Political Science and Government, General
|Description:||The Department of Political Science offers three programs of study leading to the Master of Arts degree. Graduate students in the Department of Political Science are accepted into one of the following programs: the General Master of Arts in Political Science; the Collaborative Master of Arts program in International Development Studies (CIDS); or the Guelph-McMaster Collaborative Master of Arts Program in Public Policy and Administration (The G-M Program).
Graduates of the General Master of Arts in Political Science are engaged in a wide range of careers in academia, government, and industry. Graduates of the Guelph-McMaster program enjoy successful careers in the public services of Canada, Ontario, and other provinces, as well as local governments, and pursue careers in the private sector as well as the non-profit sector. A number of graduates have pursued Ph.D.s and now teach in universities and colleges. CIDS graduates hold positions in government in Canada and abroad with non-government organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and private consultancies. Many also enter Ph.D. programs.