York University - Graduate Studies

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Social and Political Thought

York University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,145
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government


A truly interdisciplinary approach, this program aims to integrate intellectual interests common to the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1973, York’s graduate program in Social & Political Thought is the leading doctoral program of its kind in Canada. The program offers a highly independent, self-styled pattern of study. You are encouraged to become creative scholars and teachers and to work independently. For this reason, only students who indicate they wish to complete such a program of independent study will normally be admitted.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] 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
Graduates with a four-year degree in a field of study relevant to pursuing graduate work in social and political thought from a recognized Canadian or American university, or an Honours degree from another recognized university, and with at least B+ average in the last two years of study, will be considered for admission as Candidates for the M.A. degree.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 November 26, 2022