University of Toronto – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description The MA program is designed to satisfy the diverse interests of students who wish to pursue a year of graduate study in political science. Students admitted to the MA program may choose from three fields: Political Economy of International Development; Political Science; and Political Theory. Students whose interests are primarily normative and philosophical may choose the field of Political Theory. The MA program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Website: Political Science – Political Science (MA) at University of Toronto – School of Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

National: $6,960.00

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

Cumulative grade average equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in an appropriate bachelor’s degree program is required. Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic records and a strong background in political science. Admission is competitive. Enrolment in the program is limited, and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants are considered on their individual merit by a departmental admissions committee. Applicants lacking an adequate background in political science may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses before being considered for admission. Such work should be undertaken in consultation with the MA supervisor.