Graduate Program

Faculty of Social Sciences

Graduate Program

MA in Political Science
At Brock the MA program in political science usually entails specialization in one of five fields of study: Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or philosophy, and public policy. Our faculty and our students are joined in the common endeavour to see how their diverse interests can contribute to the political understanding of ourselves and our world. This aim is at the heart of our curriculum: it is reflected in the program requirements and in the design of our Core Seminars. Graduates of the program have proceeded to successful careers in government, politics, and business; many have pursued further study to become scholars and teachers.

General questions regarding the MA program in Political Science can be addressed to Michelle Benson, the Graduate Program Administrator, and Professor Charles Conteh, the Graduate Program Director. Detailed inquiries regarding admission to the MA program in Political Science can be addressed to Charles Burton, the Graduate Admissions Co-ordinator. For more information, please visit the Political Science Graduate Calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Web site. Aspiring graduate students at Brock should also visit the Web site for Brock's Graduate Students Association.


Applicants to the MA program in Political Science should have an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or combined Political Science with a major average of 78 percent and an overall average of not less than 75 percent, during the last two years of undergraduate study. Students who do not have undergraduate degrees in political science or combined political science may be asked to complete a minimum of seven, one semester courses in the discipline before applying to the program. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates.

Please apply online through graduate studies applications and admissions.

Financial awards in any given year are made following a comparison of the candidates taking into account their academic merit and the capacity of the department to advance their research interests.   For more information on tuition and fees, and scholarship and funding, see:

Questions regarding admission should be directed to Charles Burton.