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 Political Science
SchoolUniversity of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
LocationGuelph, ON, Canada
School TypeGraduate School
School SizeFull-time Graduate: 2,685
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*75%
Prerequisites NotesAdmission Requirements: The department requires a MA degree in Political Science with a minimum B+ (77-79%) Grade Point Average on their BA. A methodology course is necessary for admission to the graduate program. Students not satisfying this requirement may be admitted with the provision that it be satisfied by completing the requisite extra course. Students are also expected to have an adequate working knowledge of a language in addition to English if that is needed for their particular course of study. Students with a MA in a field of Social Science other than Political Science are also encouraged to apply. If accepted, they will be expected to successfully complete additional qualifying courses during their first two semesters in the program.
DescriptionThe Department of Political Science offers three programs of study leading to the Master of Arts degree. Graduate students in the Department of Political Science are accepted into one of the following programs: the General Master of Arts in Political Science; the Collaborative Master of Arts program in International Development Studies (CIDS); or the Guelph-McMaster Collaborative Master of Arts Program in Public Policy and Administration (The G-M Program).

Graduates of the General Master of Arts in Political Science are engaged in a wide range of careers in academia, government, and industry. Graduates of the Guelph-McMaster program enjoy successful careers in the public services of Canada, Ontario, and other provinces, as well as local governments, and pursue careers in the private sector as well as the non-profit sector. A number of graduates have pursued Ph.D.s and now teach in universities and colleges. CIDS graduates hold positions in government in Canada and abroad with non-government organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and private consultancies. Many also enter Ph.D. programs.
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