York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Political Science

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
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.
Website: Political Science at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
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. Normally, the Graduate Program admits only applicants with an overall grade average of B+ or A over the last two years of academic work. For the MA level, however, the Program is prepared to examine applications of candidates with an overall average of B, provided that their grades in Political Science related courses are clearly B+ or better. Admission to the MA program does not guarantee promotion to the PhD program. Normally, MA candidates cannot proceed to the PhD program until all MA requirements are completed. However, MA candidates who have compiled a strong record of achievement may be promoted on condition that all MA requirements be completed before registration in September.

* 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.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017