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Graduate Program in Political Science

About Graduate Political Science Program


Since its founding in 1967, York University's Graduate program in Political Science has grown into one of the top programs in political science in Canada, according to external assessors. York's Graduate program in Political Science is one of the largest in the country. With over 100 faculty members and approximately 200 students at all levels of graduate study, the student/faculty ratio is very favourable.

For administrative convenience, the program is divided into five fields: Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Women and Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. The program's structure and the diverse interests of its members have resulted in a very broad range and diversity of course offerings. At the same time, we remain free of the ideological and methodological divisions that have often created dissension in other major programs in Political Science. Most of the faculty are active in more than one field, and each field has at least one senior scholar of national or international stature.

Almost all graduate faculty are Full and Associate professors who have earned their PhDs in Canada, the U.S. or Europe. The faculty has a strong publication record and is consistently successful in competitions for research funds from a great many sources. Several members are engaged in major, on-going projects of a national or international dimension.

York's Political Science graduate students come from all over Canada, from various locations in the rest of North America, as well as from overseas. The Graduate program provides financial assistance to most MAs and to all PhDs - and the latter are generally guaranteed support for up to six academic years. The quality of our students can be seen in their impressive record in competing for external funding, and in their active involvement in many academic conferences. Many students publish scholarly articles and numerous PhD dissertations have been published by top-ranking university presses. York PhD students have secured full-time positions at major academic institutions in Canada, the U.S., and Britain, as well as research positions in the public service. Many graduates of our MA program have also gone on to public service careers, into teaching, or on to further academic or professional training.

                       

                          
               

                           

                     

                     

 

                      

 


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PhD and MA Scholarship Record 2012-13

 

 

 

 

 

Total

Political
Science Scholarship

York
University Scholarship

Foreign
Government
Scholarship

Joseph Armand Bombardier
Canadian Government Scholarship

SSHRC

Ontario
Government
Scholarship

Total Number
of Scholarships

% of students holding scholarships

Number
of PhD

Students

91

0

7

1

11

2

8

29

32%

Number
of MA
Students

42

5

0

1

0

0

2

8

19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign government scholarships include ….

Turkish Government &

Saudia Arabia