Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in POLS 992.0

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit units, as follows:

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • 9 credit units of electives chosen from the Department of Political Studies or cognate departments and selected with the approval of the Graduate Chair
  • POLS 990.0
  • POLS 992.0

Select 9 credit units from the following list:

  • POLS 809.3
  • POLS 815.3
  • POLS 819.3
  • POLS 839.3
  • POLS 849.3
  • POLS 869.3