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Political Science (MA)




What will I learn?

Political Science appeals to students interested in government, law and international affairs, and to those who want to understand the shaping of our political world. The Brock MA in Political Science allows students to concentrate their studies in one of five sub-fields of political science: Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, political philosophy or public policy. Students specialize in one of these sub-fields, but also receive training in the great works and research methodologies of the larger discipline of political science.

Career outcomes

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Government departments and agencies
  • International organizations
  • NGOs
  • Business
  • Lobbying and government relations
  • Research and consultancy
  • PhD programs

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$23,504.49 (US$ 17,483) per year
CAN $7,834.83 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023


Brock University

St. Catharines Campus,

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,


Ontario (ON),

L2S 3A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have B+ / 78% (Canadian equivalent). GPA is calculated based on last two years of undergraduate degree only.

For international students

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

  • IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5, with no subtest below 5.5
  • TOEFL - Minimum overall score of 80, with no subtest below 19
  • CAEL - Minimum overall score of 60, with 60 in writing, and no other subtest below 50
  • PTE Academics - Minimum overall score of 60, with no subtest below 60

Application deadline: February 1st.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Brock University

Brock graduates enjoy a 93.8 per cent employment rate two years after course completion, which is much higher than the provincial average.

  • International scholarships available
  • Located near Niagara Falls in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • 1st in Canada for mental health
  • 5th largest co-op program in Canada

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