Social & Political Thought

Social & Political Thought

A truly interdisciplinary approach, this program aims to integrate intellectual interests common to the humanities and social sciences.

Founded in 1973, York’s graduate program in Social & Political Thought is the leading doctoral program of its kind in Canada. The program offers a highly independent, self-styled pattern of study.

You are encouraged to become creative scholars and teachers and to work independently. For this reason, only students who indicate they wish to complete such a program of independent study will normally be admitted.

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper
  • AND Oral examination


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

English Proficiency Requirement

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
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo140
PTE Academic76

PhD


Program Component(s)

  • Comprehensive examination (oral and written)
  • AND Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (Full-time Applicants Only)

2023-01-15

English Proficiency Requirement

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
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo140
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Resumé or CV
  • Statement of interest, including Grad Course List
  • Sample of writing