The Department of Political Science has an excellent reputation for dynamic teaching and research that reflects wide-ranging ideological and intellectual diversity among our faculty. Our competitive graduate program thrives under the national and global profile of our distinguished faculty members with expertise in indigenous politics, gender and politics, Canadian politics, international security, global political economy, and the history of political thought.
Political Science faculty members publish extensively in the top Canadian and international journals and have been instrumental in shaping many of the central debates in contemporary politics in Canada and around the world.
In this program, students will be challenged to grapple with and contribute to debates spanning all major fields of study in political science.
We have an exceptional record of placing our doctoral students in academics, government, the public sector, business and law.
Completing this program
Courses: Topics may include sexual ethics, history of political thought, political theory, Canadian political process, foreign policy and more.
Candidacy: Students will complete both oral and written candidacy exams.
Research Methods: Students demonstrate knowledge of research methods or complete a course on quantitative analysis in political science.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research dissertation.
University instructor, government policy analyst, researcher, consultant, non-governmental organizations, international organizations.
A PhD in political science is usually considered a final degree.