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Degree

Master of Arts - Political Science (Thesis-Based)

master

Degree

Master of Arts - Political Science (Thesis-Based)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $19,158 CAD

  • Application fee

    $50 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2022 2022-02-01

Overview

Master of Arts - Political Science

Acadia’s 12-month program in Political Science helps you unite great ideas and urgent practice. The rigorous program will prepare you for work in the public and private sectors or further graduate study at the PhD level.

Acadia’s graduate program in political science fosters a close relationship between graduate students and faculty in order to offer you a flexible and rigorous academic foundation. 

You will receive comprehensive instruction in the fields of Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, and will work on an extended research project under the supervision of one or more of the faculty. 

You will experience rigorous training in the discipline, preparing you to continue your studies at the PhD level. 

This training also prepares you for work in the public and private sector and in the areas of journalism, advocacy, international development and organization, education, and law.

In Acadia's small and selective political science graduate program you will benefit from small class sizes and individualized attention while having access to faculty with a diverse set of research interests.

 Many of  students are attracted to the small scale of both Acadia University and the Town of Wolfville - an intimate community located in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley.

 With a vibrant cultural scene, a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops, and great locations for outdoor activities, Wolfville and the surrounding area offer you a welcoming and stimulating home.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$24,728

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $4,020
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,570
Tuition 1 person $19,158

Hourly wage

Min wage

13.35 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

1- Official transcript 
2-  Reference letters
3- Resume
4- Statement of research interests
5- Writing sample

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

93
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

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listening
-
writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

EAP Program Information

Acadia University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a 10-week, intensive English language program for students who:

  • Have not been accepted by a university program, but want to improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • Have a conditional acceptance to a university degree program but do not have a high enough TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, or other language proficiency test score.

Are graduate and undergraduate students who want additional language training to help them be successful in their degree programs.
 

What does the EAP program include?

Each EAP term is 10 weeks long, with 25 hours of study per week. This includes:

  • Intensive instruction in Listening and Speaking including presentation, discussion, lecture and note-taking skills.
  • Intensive instruction in Reading and Writing including essay and report writing, reading strategies, critical thinking, and research skills.

Concentrated study in specific areas including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, communication skills, and technical English.
 

You will write the Acadia placement test on the first day of term to determine your EAP level.  If you have recently taken a CAEL, TOEFL iBT or PBT, or IELTS, you do not have to take our placement test.  You can go directly into your appropriate level based on your score. 

FoundationsEAP 500EAP 1000EAP 2000BridgingUniversity
CAEL 10-20CAEL 30CAEL 40CAEL 50CAEL 60CAEL 70
iBT below 49iBT 49-58iBT 59-68iBT 69-78iBT 79-89iBT 90
IELTS below 4.5IELTS 4.5IELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5IELTS 6.0IELTS 6.5

Academic background and requirement

Candidates must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in the major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work completed.

Career opportunities

  • Aesthetics of international politics
  • Canadian politics and government
  • Civil society and social movements
  • Comparative public policy
  • Continental political thought
  • Democratic citizenship in theory and practice
  • Discourses of culture and technology
  • Discursive democracy and social justice
  • First Nations Peoples in Canada
  • Gender and development
  • Identity politics in Canada
  • Indigenous epidemiologies and political contexts
  • International political theory

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