Programs:

Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science

An examination of power and politics at the national level including Canadian and comparative politics, political theory, public policy and administration

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Degree Details

Doctorate (Ph.D.)

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University offers the Ph.D. degree in the fields of Comparative Public Policy and International Relations

Areas of Research

  • Canadian Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Climate, Water & Sustainability
  • Critical International Relations
  • Gender & Politics
  • Globalization
  • Global Political Economy
  • Labour Issues
  • Politics of Representation
  • Social Policy (including health policy)
Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Master's degree in Political Science
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
February 1st

Degree Options

Master of Arts (M.A.)Degree Details

Length:
1 year
Required Credential:
Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or related discipline
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Master's degree in Political Science
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time