Prospective applicants must submit an online application.
- Guidelines for Writing an MA statement of interest
- Check your application status in MyFile
- Information on Financial Support
The program normally receives hundreds of applications for admission and every year turns away many applicants who otherwise meet the minimum requirements and are capable of working at the graduate level. This will be very disappointing news for students who had hoped to study with us, which we well appreciate. Being refused admission is not a statement about an individual applicant’s past accomplishments or future potential. It is a product of the number of applications we receive in relation to the number of spaces we have in the program.
We must underline that while competition is intense for all applicants, it is particularly intense for international applicants (applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada). Every year we receive significant numbers of exceptional applications from visa students, but we are permitted only very few visa spaces. All international applicants to the program should be aware of how difficult it is to gain admission to the program and consider this fully before proceeding with the admissions process and paying the application fee.
The Graduate Program in Political Science at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.