Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The department of Political Science offers a high-quality graduate program in a collegial, small department. There is extensive contact between professors and students. There is also a congenial social environment, enhanced by the excellent entertainment and environmental amenities of the City of Halifax. Students may also work in interdisciplinary programs, such as International Development Studies. The Department is complemented by the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, which is active in research, publishing, policy advising, and teaching on various aspects of foreign policy, defence and security studies, and international relations.

URL:Political Science at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,439

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have a first-class thesis Master’s degree in Political Science, or its equivalent, with a minimum average of A- (CGPA of 3.7) from a university of recognized standing.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 100; Written TOEFL - 600; or IELTS – 7.5. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 100; Written TOEFL - 600; or IELTS – 7.5. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Applicants are required to submit three references, a personal statement, a statement of research, a CV/resume, and a writing sample. Please visit the website for more details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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 22, 2016