Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Political Science (MA)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of Political Science
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government


The MA program offers opportunities for focused graduate-level study and learning in all aspects of politics. Students have the option of concentrating their courses and research on specific aspects of political science – including Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, and Political Theory – or taking a wide range of courses across these fields. During the program, students will have access to faculty for one-on-one research supervision, as well as to the lively research community within the department. A co-op option is available.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    A co-op option is available to full-time students in the M.A. program. Students are eligible to apply for co-op after passing or receiving advanced standing for five half credits (2.5 credits), and completing one academic term of full-time studies in the Political Science program. Students admitted to this option must satisfactorily complete two work terms in order to graduate with a co-op designation on their transcripts. These work terms are four months in duration and locate students in government departments or other organizations in order to work at a junior officer level. The coordination of the work terms is done by the University's Co-op office. While on a work term, the Co-op Office will register students in PSCI 5913.

    * 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 September 01, 2022