Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



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 its expertise in Political Theory, Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Local Government, Public Administration, and International Relations. Among its members are scholars of national and international reputation whose research and writing will be familiar to many students of political science. The Department's graduate programs are widely known and attract excellent students from across Canada and around the world.

Times to Completion

  • 12 Terms (4 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

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

Admission Requirements

  • An MA in Political Science with superior standing. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of academic performance.

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