Political Science

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The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and is committed to critical thinking and political change. Its particular focuses include critical political economy; critical social theory; critical global politics; feminist politics; the history of political thought; social movements & social justice; theories of power, and justice & democracy. 

It features diplomas in democratic administration and international & security studies, although students may take other graduate diplomas offered at York concurrently with their MA or PhD in political science.

Program professors and graduate students are associated with such independent research institutes at York as the Centres for Asian Research, Feminist Research, German & European Studies, Global Labour Research, Refugee Studies, Research on Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Degrees Offered

MA

1 year(s)
  • Major research paper
  • OR Designated research essay
  • OR Thesis
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-01-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

PhD

6 year(s)
  • Qualifying examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-01-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • (MA) 2 recommendation(s)
  • (PhD) 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • MA
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of interest (500 words)
    • Seminar paper (2,500 to 4,000 words)
  • PhD
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of interest (500 words)
    • Seminar paper or chapter of MA thesis (less than 7,500 words)



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