University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The School of Political Studies offers graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Arts (MA) in political science. The program is offered both full- and part-time. The programs are offered in French and English. It is possible to follow a Master’s program uniquely in French. Students who register in their program in French must take the majority of their courses in French. Master’s with Thesis: students must take at least three of their required courses in French; Master’s with Major Research Paper: students must take at least four of their required courses in and French. Students who register in their program in English must take and pass at least one of their required courses in French. All students are permitted to hand in their assignments in French or in English. At the time of admission, students must have an active knowledge of French and a passive understanding of English; French is the working language of the School’s meetings, including those of the graduate students’ association, and in the School’s internal communications. Two options are available for the MA, the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper.
URL:Political Science at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

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

    The following are minimum requirements for admission to the master’s program. Meeting these minimal requirements alone does not guarantee acceptance. The School of Political Studies also takes into account the number of places available and the student’s aptitude for higher-level research. Students who have a BA with honours in political science or its equivalent with a minimum average of 70 % (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines, may be admitted directly to the MA program. Students who do not have a BA with honours in political science, but who have a BA with a minor in political science or a BA in a related discipline, and a minimum average of 75 % (B +), may be accepted for a qualifying year, the content of which will be decided in consultation with the director of graduate studies in the political science. An active knowledge of French or English is essential. All students admitted will have to take at least one of their courses in French, and all students must be capable of reading texts in English and French. Candidates must indicate in their application the language in which they plan to take the majority of their courses. Those students who plan to study mainly in English will have to demonstrate in their application an active knowledge of English. All students whose first language is other than English or French must provide proof in their application of their level of competence in both languages. The School of Political Studies reserves the right to require a language test for either language.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
    Application Notes : Two reference letters and official transcripts of all previous universities attended are required.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Letter of Intent describing your research interest and your knowledge of English and French.

    * 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 August 18, 2018