York University - Graduate Studies

Political Science

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and is committed to critical thinking and political change. Its particular focuses include critical political economy; critical social theory; critical global politics; feminist politics; the history of political thought; social movements & social justice; theories of power, and justice & democracy. It features diplomas in democratic administration and international & security studies, although students may take other graduate diplomas offered at York concurrently with their MA or PhD in political science. Program professors and graduate students are associated with such independent research institutes at York as the Centres for Asian Research, Feminist Research, German & European Studies, Global Labour Research, Refugee Studies, Research on Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.
URL:Political Science at York University - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An Honours degree in Political Science or its equivalent from a recognized university with at least a B+ average in the last two years equivalent of undergraduate study.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 600] or DuoLingo [min. 85] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
    Application Notes : Duolingo scores are accepted until Summer 2024.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of interest (500 words)
    • Seminar paper (2,500 to 4,000 words)

    * 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 November 26, 2022