MA program requirements

Overview of MA program requirements

All masters students in the Political Science Graduate Program must successfully complete the following components:

1.    Required Course Work
2.    Master’s Thesis
3.    Master’s Thesis Oral Defense

The Department of Political Science strongly recommends that MA students complete all degree requirements, including submitting final revisions to the thesis, within 24 months. The Faculty of Graduate Studies permits 4 years, but FGS states that it is expected that students completing a master’s degree will complete the degree within half the time allowed.

All students will be appointed an Interim Supervisor when their program begins. A Permanent Supervisor must be appointed no later than the second annual registration. There is no Supervisory Committee for the MA Thesis.