University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

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Political Science (MA)

University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,353
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government


A Master's degree in Political Science is designed for students who normally would have the equivalent of an undergraduate major in Political Science and want to undertake advanced training in scholarly research. The graduate program provides students with an advanced education in the discipline of Political Science at all levels including local, regional, national and international spheres. We specialize in comparative politics, political philosophy and Aboriginal-state relations, with additional specialties in other areas. Each student’s program of study is designed individually to meet his or her scholarly interests.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Normally, successful applicants to the program will hold a four-year baccalaureate in Political Science, and have obtained a GPA of at least 3.0. UNBC and the Political Science program are committed to interdisciplinary co-operation, so students without undergraduate majors in Political Science may be admitted with special provisions made regarding course work and thesis research programs.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    3 letters of reference, 1 official transcript for all post secondary education, and statement of academic interests required.

    * 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 19, 2022