Optional Concentrations in the MA Program

The Political Science Master of Arts program offers two optional concentrations for those who would like to explore Rights, Justice, Citizenship & Identity through a specific lens.


 Concentration in Public Policy & Administration

A concentration for those who are keen to investigate public policy and public management in more detail.

How to complete

To complete the optional concentration in Public Policy & Administration in the course-based stream, at least 3 of your courses must be focused on Policy & Administration.

To complete an optional concentration in Public Policy & Administration in the MRP or thesis stream, at least 2 of your courses must be focused on Policy & Administration and your MRP or thesis must relate to this concentration.

Eligible Courses

  • POLS*6130 Rights and Public Policy
  • POLS*6400 Citizenship and Social Policy
  • POLS*6630 Approaches to Public Policy
  • POLS*6640 Canadian Public Administration: Public Sector Management
  • POLS*6160 Multi-Level Governance in Canada
  • POLS*6550 Topics in Public Management
  • POLS*6560 Topics in Public Policy
 

 Concentration in Global Justice & Politics

A concentration for those with a particular interest in the international dimension of justice and politics.

How to complete

To complete the optional concentration in Global Justice & Politics in the course-based stream, at least 3 of your courses must be focused on Global Justice & Politics.

To complete an optional concentration in Global Justice & Politics in the MRP or thesis stream, at least 2 of your courses must be focused on Global Justice & Politics and your MRP or thesis must relate to this concentration.

Eligible Courses

  • POLS*6730 Development and Global Justice
  • POLS*6120 Theories of International Relations
  • POLS*6390 Resource Scarcity and Conflict
  • POLS*6520 International Political Economy
  • POLS*6530 Human Rights, Ethics and Development
  • POLS*6570 International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLS*6580 Topics in International Relations