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Political Science (MA)

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program

The Political Science department offers two exciting paths to pursue graduate work: an M.A. degree, which can generally be completed in one calendar year (September to September) through the completion of courses and either a major research paper or a master's thesis; and the M.A. internship option that combines the M.A. coursework with a 6-month paid internship and valuable hands-on work experience.

The Department is committed to providing funding packages that match or beat those of other MA programs.
Students in this graduate program will:

  • Take advanced Political Science courses in a range of specialized subjects
  • Have the opportunity of applying to participate in a paid internship
  • Write an advanced research paper
  • Have the opportunity of applying to become a paid teaching assistant
  • Have the opportunity of securing a research position
  • Be eligible for exceptional entrance scholarships

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • Deadline for Fall: June 1
  • Deadline for Winter: September 1
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100
  • Minimum IELTS: 7.0
  • Minimum Pearson: 68
  • Minimum MELAB: 84
  • Minimum CAEL: 70


  • POLS-8000. Scope and Approaches to Political Science
  • POLS-8010. Selected Topics in Contemporary Political Theory
  • POLS-8020. International Relations Theory
  • POLS-8100. Quantitative Methods in Political Science
  • POLS-8200. Federalism in Canada
  • POLS-8210. Canadian Politics: Participation and Processes
  • POLS-8220. Canadian Public Policy
  • POLS-8230. Canadian Foreign Policy
  • POLS-8300. International Organizations
  • POLS-8320. The Third World in International Relations
  • POLS-8330. International Political Economy
  • POLS-8340. International Security
  • POLS-8350. Globalization, Poverty and Development
  • POLS-8360. Politics and Security in Russia and Eurasia
  • POLS-8400. American Politics and Government
  • POLS-8410. Political Economy, Mass Media and Democracy
  • POLS-8420. Politics in the Developed World
  • POLS 8430. Collective Action and Contentious Politics
  • POLS-8679. Islamic Political Thought
  • POLS-8910. Selected Topics in Political Science
  • POLS-8920. Readings in an Approved Special Field
  • POLS-8950. Political Science MA Internship
  • POLS-8960. Major Paper
  • POLS-8970. Thesis
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: Master of Arts
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total $ 10749.36
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term


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