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Political Science at the U of G: Guelph’s Political Science program is a research intensive and teaching oriented department offering students a dynamic and engaging environment in which to pursue graduate studies. Graduate students attending Guelph can take advantage of a faculty which has a wide range of research interests including constitutionalism and law, human rights and development, trade policy, international relations, ideologies and belief systems, pace and conflict studies, gender and identity and public policy and administration. In addition to their specializations faculty research covers a number or regions, such as Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. The Political Science department has a low professor to student ratio, and therefore students benefit from the variety of specializations represented in the faculty. Guelph students work with each other with roughly 12* students admitted at the Masters level and 4* at the Doctoral level, both with funding assurance. Recent Guelph graduates have gone on to lead successful careers with many working in varying levels of government, as well as for Non-Profit Organizations.
Admission Requirements: The department requires a MA degree in Political Science with at least a B+ (77% or higher) average for consideration for admission to the program. A methodology course is necessary for admission to the graduate program. Students not satisfying this requirement may be admitted with the provision that it be satisfied by completing the requisite extra course. Students are also expected to have an adequate working knowledge of a language in addition to English if that is needed for their particular course of study. Students with a MA in a field of Social Science other than Political Science are also encouraged to apply. If accepted, they will be expected to successfully complete additional qualifying courses during their first two semesters in the program.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 2017. September is the only entry point for the program.
Application: Online. You must apply online. One to two weeks after you apply you will be given access to electronically upload your required documents (all transcripts, 1-3 page statement of research interest, a TOEFL score or other English Language tests such as an IELTS if your first language is other than English) and your two referees will receive instructions so they can upload their references for you. Your research statement should clearly outline your research topic, preferably a specific research question and the problem this question addresses within the academic literature. Please do not mail or fax any documents.
Please refer to this link for further details on the application process:
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