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 (i.e. 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 the 994 course. Course offerings will vary from year to year, depending upon student demand and faculty availability.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

A minimum of 12 credit units including:

  • POLS 815.3 or any other graduate level methodology or statistics course approved by the Graduate Chair of the Department of Political Studies
  • POLS 819.3
  • POLS 990.0
  • POLS 994.0
  • Six additional credit units, as chosen with the approval of the Advisory Committee.