Political Science (MA)

Political Science appeals to students interested in government, law and international affairs and those who want to understand the shaping of our political world. The Brock MA in Political Science allows students to concentrate their studies on 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.

Entry point:

  • September (full-time or part-time)


  • MRP – 3 terms (12 months)
  • Thesis – 3 terms (12 months)

Application deadline:

  • February 1
  • Applications typically open in October.

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Three references are required.
    • A brief statement of your specific current academic interests and your intentions with regard to studies in a particular field of concentration. Tell us why you think our program is suited to your own special academic and research interests.
    • A current resume
    • A copy of a paper that you have written for one of your university courses — it would be especially helpful if this essay falls within the area of interest you hope to pursue at the graduate level.

Career outcomes

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