Political Science

Master of Arts (MA)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Teresa McLauchlan (tmclauch@uwo.ca)
Graduate Program Advisor

Department of Political Science

Western University
Social Science Centre Rm 4150
London, Ontario N6A 5C2

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 83657

Western's Political Science Department is known for the outstanding quality of its research and teaching in Democratic Engagement, Global Justice, Urban Politics and Local Governance, and Research Methods. Our faculty offer expertise and training in all of the traditional subfields, such as Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Local Government, and Political Theory but also value and encourage work that cuts across and challenges those boundaries. Not only do our faculty and students draw upon multiple theories and methods to solve a wide range of pressing domestic and international problems, we also invent new ones to expand the discipline’s analytical and explanatory power. If you share these values and want to acquire the skills necessary to put them into practice, we invite you to apply to our MA program.

Program Length

  • 3 Terms

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based or project-based

Funding Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):

Admission Requirements

  • 4-year Honours degree in Political Science.
  • Achieved at least a 78% in all courses taken within the final two years of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline

  • February 1 - Acceptance notification in April, concluding in July