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McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Political Science (M.A. Thesis)

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description The M.A. program is generally recognized as among the most demanding and rewarding in Canada. A main purpose of the M.A. degree is to demonstrate an ability to design and execute with competence a major piece of research, comparable to a full‐length article in a scholarly journal. The length will vary with the nature of the topic. A thesis that contains considerable data analysis might be well developed in 50 pages, while an institutional or historical study would generally be longer.
Website: Political Science (M.A. Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Development Studies, European Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Neotropical Environment, Social Statistics
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial:$4,151.09
National:$9,162.89
International:$12,600.00

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.
Requirements
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

GRE results are required for applications to the doctoral program. Use codes McGill 0935 ? Political Science 1999. The test should be written well in advance of the application deadline. GRE results are not required for students applying to the master's program. Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian/American institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit TOEFL scores. A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT), with each component score not less than 20, or 600 on the paper-based test is required for admission. Please use the codes McGill 0935 ? Political Science 89 when writing the TOEFL exam. The IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) with a minimum overall band of 6.5 is also acceptable. Files will not be considered unless TOEFL/IELTS scores are received before the application deadline (January 15). IELTS test scores must be sent electronically by IELTS directly to McGill University using the McGill code 0935.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Students holding a B.A. degree may be eligible for admission to the M.A. program. Preparation equivalent to a McGill Honours degree in Political Science is desirable.

* 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: October 20, 2017