Political Science

 

The Master of Arts program is designed to satisfy the diverse interests of students who wish to pursue a year of graduate study in political science. Students admitted to the MA program may choose from three fields: Political Theory, Political Science, and Political Economy of International Development. Students whose interests are primarily normative and philosophical may choose the field of Political Theory.

The combined degree program in Law, Juris Doctor / Politic​al Science, Doctor of Philosophy (JD/PhD) program enables students to acquire a PhD in Political Science as well as a JD in Law.

The Doctor of Philosophy program offers courses in four major fields of Political Theory, Canadian Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and in the two minor fields of Development Studies and Public Policy.

Degrees Offered

Political Science—MA, JD/PhD, PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
MA-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MA-B+
PhD-A-
MA-B+
PhD-A-
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MA-n/a
PhD-Yes
MA-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA-n/a
PhD-After
MA-n/a
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA-n/a
PhD-No
MA-n/a
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA-n/a
PhD-an advisor is assigned upon admission; a supervisor is secured by student between year 1 and 2
MA-n/a
PhD-an advisor is assigned upon admission; a supervisor is secured by student between year 1 and 2
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MA-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar