University of Victoria - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Political Science

University of Victoria - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,279
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government


The emphasis of the master's program is on developing the analytical capacities, theoretical understanding, and research skills necessary for further work as a political scientist, policy analyst, diplomat, journalist, social activist, or public servant. The master's program consists of course work and a master's thesis of approximately 100 pages. The program is designed so that students can complete it in 12 months, although most take up to two years. The thesis component is an important part of our Master of Arts program. While many universities have eliminated or downgraded the thesis component, we believe that it is essential for students to gain experience in developing their own research projects.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The normal minimum for admission to the M.A. program is a Bachelor of Arts preferably in Political Science, with an average of B+ (6.0 GPA) in the final two full years of study leading to this degree.
    Application Notes : A sample of written work is required.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * 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 October 18, 2022