University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Political Science

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The University of Alberta is one of the top research universities in Canada and the world, with 7,000 graduate students from over 150 countries. The Department of Political Science, indisputably ranked among the finest in Canada, is home to nationally and internationally celebrated scholars and teachers and a diverse community of faculty, students and staff. The graduate programs in the Department of Political Science are renowned for their leading-edge scholarship, path-breaking research, and award-winning teachers and students. Our faculty members are celebrated for their close mentorship and supervision, and commitment to enhancing the student experience in teaching, research and community engagement. The Department's graduates teach in universities and colleges, as well as work in government, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations across Canada and around the world. Students who come here will find both a supportive and rigorous environment for the advanced study of politics across a wide range of research areas. Our doctoral program attracts award-winning students from across Canada and the world. We offer courses in five fields of study: Canadian politics, comparative politics, gender and politics, international relations, and political theory.
URL:Political Science at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Canadian Politics; Comparative Politics (Industrialized and Developing); Gender and Politics; International Relations; Political Theory.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*83
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    At minimum, applicants require an appropriate previous degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta with a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale on the most recent two years of full-time study.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Transcripts are also required. If you have any published work, you might also want to submit it as part of your application.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 September 07, 2022