Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Label Label Label

Political Science

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Science
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Areas of Research:Canadian Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Local Government and Public Administration; Political Theory; Public Policy
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)


Western's Political Science Department is known for the outstanding quality of its research and teaching in Democratic Engagement, Global Justice, Urban Politics and Local Governance, and Research Methods. Our faculty offer expertise and training in all of the traditional subfields, such as Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Local Government, and Political Theory but also value and encourage work that cuts across and challenges those boundaries. Not only do our faculty and students draw upon multiple theories and methods to solve a wide range of pressing domestic and international problems, we also invent new ones to expand the discipline’s analytical and explanatory power. If you share these values and want to acquire the skills necessary to put them into practice, we invite you to apply to our PhD program.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ An MA in Political Science with superior standing. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of academic performance.

    * 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 19, 2022