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.

We offer a thesis based and course-based M.A. in political science. We offer courses in our areas of key research strength, including contemporary political theory; gender, race, ethnicity and indigeneity; North America; and Peace and Governance. MA students in particular may pursue concentrations in these areas.
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
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*83

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 Honours 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 Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] 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 needed. If you have any published work, you can include 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 October 11, 2019