Political Science MA (Thesis)

Political Science MA (Thesis)

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$8,700
Domestic tuition: CA$3,759

Program overview

MAPS exposes students to the interaction of politics and policy while connecting them to top practitioners and leading policy experts from across the policy community. Our first cohort of students will enter the program in Fall 2020. We are looking to make connections with potential students who have questions about the program, and with professionals and organizations that are interested in supporting the program through hiring a student or contributing to program development.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Applicants who have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree will be considered for admission to the MA program. Degrees in Political Science or close cognates such as International Relations or PPE are strongly preferred; applicants with other undergraduate majors should normally have at least 30 graded credits of coursework in Political Science. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 (when converted to the University of Alberta's grading scale) or equivalent in the last 60 graded credits of academic studies. Applicants with degrees/ qualifications in a language other than English may need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency through one of the following exam scores: TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or a total of 100 (Internet-based) with a score of at least 20 on each of the individual skills areas; or MELAB of 85; or IELTS 7.0 with at least 6 on each band.

Career opportunities

Graduates are pursuing a diversity of career paths, whether within academia, in para-academic or "alt-ac" careers, or in professional directions related to Political Science (such as public service, political office, law, journalism, or working for NGOs).

Campus location

Edmonton , Canada