Brock University – Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
Canada L2S 3A1

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description However uncertain we are about the human good, it is clear, as Aristotle observed, that the pursuit of that good is the work of politics and the understanding of that good the aim of political science. Whether we regard politics as the pursuit of justice, the uses of power, or the securing of “peace, order, and good government,” its study appeals to students interested in government, law, and international affairs, and to those who want to understand the shaping of our political world. At Brock, the MA program in political science usually entails specialization in one of five fields of study: Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or philosophy, and public policy. Our faculty and our students are joined in the common endeavour to see how their diverse interests can contribute to the political understanding of ourselves and our world. This aim is at the heart of our curriculum: It is reflected in the program requirements and in the design of our Core Seminars. Graduates of the program have proceeded to successful careers in government, politics, and business; many have pursued further study to become scholars and teachers.
Website: MA in Political Science at Brock University – Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length: 12 Month(s)
Cost per year:

National: $6,056.48

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Political Science with a minimum major average of 78% and an overall average of not less than 75%, during the last two years of undergraduate study. Students who do not have undergraduate degrees in Political Science may be asked to complete a minimum of seven half-credit undergraduate courses (typically, one semester) in the discipline before applying to the program.