Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

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

The MA program offers high quality courses in the main areas of political science, but it is distinctive. In the required course on ‘Scope and Methods in Political Science’, students explicitly focus on the various ways of doing political research. MA candidates are employed as Teaching Assistants. They are mentored throughout the entire TA experience, developing very marketable teaching skills.

Times to Completion

  • 3 Terms (1 year)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based, course-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

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.

Test Requirements

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

Application Deadline(s)

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