Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Applied Politics (MAP Major Research Project)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Public Policy Analysis
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,869

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).

Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersNatural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


The Master of Applied Politics (MAP) program is a hands-on graduate program grounded in the discipline of political science.

Students learn real-world skills — such as policy, electoral and media analysis, survey instrument design, and problem solving in domestic and international contexts — and gain practical experience in placements with community organizations, local politicians and government agencies.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to have a four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in political science or a related field, and a minimum B+ average in your last two years of undergraduate study. An honours graduate from a program other than political science may be admitted if evidence justifying admission is offered and the student has completed a minimum of two courses in political science, one of which must have a social science theory component; research methods is strongly recommended. Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, statement of interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.

* 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 September 21, 2020