Political Science (MA)

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Master of Arts (MA) Political Science with major research paper
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Have and maintain a minimum CGPA of 7.0 (B+ or 75%)
  • Pay the required CO-OP fees (see below).
  • Start the program in the fall term (this is necessary due to CO-OP placement cycles)

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2StudyWork 2Study
3Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 8-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2StudyStudy
3Study--

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • [List to come]
Examples of tasks at work
  • Drafting briefing notes, summaries or research reports
  • Media reviews and public opinion analysis
  • Participation in public policy consultations
  • Public policy analysis
  • Public policy development
Student salaries
Work term reports guidelines
  • To come
Academic coordinators
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