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Study Political Science at McMaster

Who gets what, when and how? Who rules? Where does the power lie in Canada? What drives globalization? Can it be stopped? In political science, we consider these and other questions in looking at the future of Canada and other countries around the world. We also look at issues such as justice, freedom and democracy and the relationship between individuals and governments. At the international level, students examine the cause of conflicts, the conditions for peace and the impact of regionalization and globalization on individuals and communities.


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Undergraduate Programs

  • B.A. in Political Science
  • B.A. Honours in Political Science
  • B.A. Honours in Political Science with a Specialization in Public Law and Justice
  • B.A. Honours in Political Science with a Specialization in Global Citizenship
  • Minor in Justice, Law and Order
  • Minor in Political Science
  • Minor in Public Leadership
  • A variety of combined programs

Graduate Programs

  • Masters of Arts in Political Science
  • Masters of Arts in Global Politics
  • Doctorate (PhD) in Political Science - Comparative Public Policy
  • Doctorate (PhD) in Political Science - International Relations