McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Political Science (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description MA graduates gain the scholarly preparation required to proceed to the PhD program at McGill or elsewhere. Alternatively, the MA degree prepares graduates for teaching at the college level, for advanced study in other disciplines, or for rewarding jobs in government and the private sector. Students in the MA program may choose either the Research Essay Option or the Thesis Option. Both options are generally recognized as among the most demanding and rewarding in Canada. Besides its traditional MA program, the department also offers MA options in Social Statistics, Development Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and European Studies. Interested students must apply and be accepted to both the political science MA program and to the option program. Options typically require additional specialized coursework. Upon completion, students receive an MA degree in Political Science with a specialization in the chosen option noted on their transcripts.
Website: Political Science (M.A.) 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
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

For more information see:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]

Applications will be considered upon receipt of: online application, with $100 application fee; two original transcripts from each university attended; two letters of reference; test results: TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable) and GRE (for Ph.D. applicants); personal statement (one page); sample of writing (Ph.D. only).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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: July 23, 2015