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About Political Science, MA, PhD - at University of Alberta

The Department of Political Science offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, and the Master of Arts in Policy Studies.

The following fields of study are offered in the master's and doctoral programs: Canadian politics, comparative politics, gender and politics, international relations, and political philosophy/theory.

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Notes about fees for this course

A number of graduate assistantships are available for qualified students.

Entry requirements

The Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an average of 3.3 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

For all programs, an undergraduate degree in Political Science or close cognates such as International Relations or International Political Economy is strongly preferred. Applicants with other undergraduate majors should normally have at least equivalent to *30 graded credits of coursework in Political Science.

For the MA in Policy Studies, an undergraduate degree in Public Policy is also acceptable. For the MA in Policy Studies course-based route, relevant work experience in the policy community is required.

A TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based) or an equivalent score on a test acceptable to FGSR is required where applicable.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of Alberta

The University of Alberta offers a wide ranges of scholarships to international students. You will be evaluated for these scholarships when you apply for admission. Your eligibility will be based on your high school admission average at the time of your admission offer. We'll assess you for a match to the following three schoolarship. If you are eligible for an admission-based scholarship we will contact you directly!

  • International Admissions Scholarship-up to $5,000
  • Regional Excellence Scholarship- up to $5,000
  • Gold Standard Scholarship- up to $6,000

You can also apply for our prestigious application based scholarships. Each year we award twenty five, $120K President's International Distinction scholarships. 

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