University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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Political Science

University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Political Science and Government, General
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government


The MA program is designed to satisfy the diverse interests of students who wish to pursue a year of graduate study in political science. Students admitted to the MA program may choose from the fields in Political Science and Political Theory. Students whose interests are primarily normative and philosophical may choose the field of Political Theory. The MA program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Cumulative grade average equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in an appropriate bachelor's degree program is required. Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic records and a strong background in political science. Applicants must provide evidence of a satisfactory background in political science and a second social science. Applicants intending to enrol in a master's-level economics course must meet undergraduate prerequisites in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics. A satisfactory background in political science means a minimum of five well-distributed courses including at least one relating to development. Admission is competitive. Enrolment in the program is limited, and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants are considered on their individual merit by a departmental admissions committee. Applicants lacking an adequate background in political science may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses before being considered for admission. Such work should be undertaken in consultation with the MA supervisor.

* 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 May 09, 2023