University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Political Science

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate studies
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:Applicants may be admitted to the PhD program via one of three routes:

With an MA: excellent students who have completed an MA degree in political science (or its equivalent) by the time of enrolment.

Transfer: in exceptional cases, on the initiative of the Director of Graduate Studies, MA students may be transferred to the PhD program. Such transfers will occur only where a full assessment of an applicant's bachelor's record (or equivalent) was impossible and where that student's instructors concur that the student in question has excelled in the first half of the MA program.

Direct-entry: exceptional students who have completed an appropriate bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science by the time of enrolment. Students admitted to the PhD from a bachelor's degree who receive less than an A- average in their first four courses will be recommended to SGS to transfer to the MA program. If the transfer is approved, these students will graduate with a terminal MA, provided their grades meet the requirements for the MA degree.
URL:Political Science at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants must have completed an MA degree in political science (or its equivalent) by the time of enrolment Applicants are expected to have achieved grades averaging A- or better in their most recent 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 November 24, 2017