Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Political Science

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government


With three central strengths - Politics & Business, Global Studies and Public Policy & Administration - Political Science at Waterloo offers innovative specializations and career relevant minors that explore Ideas for Changing the World.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Political Science with at least a 78% overall standing.
  • Statement of Research
  • Students with an Honours BA in a related discipline will be considered for admission but may be required to complete further work in Political Science before proceeding. Students with a General Bachelor of
  • Arts (BA) in Political Science may be admitted to a qualifying program, and then apply for admission to the Master of Arts (MA) program after completion of that program.
  • Probationary students admitted to the program must achieve at least 75% in 2 predetermined courses in order to continue in the Winter term. Normally a student will not continue on probationary status for more than two terms.
  • Transitional students admitted are normally required to complete additional predetermined undergraduate or graduate courses and achieve at least a 75% average.
  • Application Notes :
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • Writing sample
  • 3References: normally from academic sources.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * 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 October 01, 2022