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CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1942Established Year
  30416Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Political Science)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University

$ 17,841 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • The Master of Arts in Political Science is a 2-year program at Carleton University.
  • This program offers opportunities for focused graduate-level study and learning in all aspects of politics.
  • The program has Pathway Options:
    • Coursework
    • Research Essay
    • Thesis
  • Students have the option of concentrating their courses and research on specific aspects of political science – including:
    • Canadian Politics
    • Comparative Politics
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Political Theory
  • A collaborative specialization in African Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies are also available.
  • The Faculty Research Highlights are:
    • Fiona Robinson has published extensively on the global ethics of care
    • William Cross specializes in political parties and legislative politics in Westminster-style democracies
    • Laura Macdonald conducts research on North American politics
    • Waller Newell’s work examines the insights of political philosophy for questions of political leadership
    • Vandna Bhatia’s research focuses on the public policy choices associated with healthcare in Canada in a comparative context
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Carleton University has an acceptance rate of 21%, compared to other Canadian universities.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 37,238 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University
Program Urlhttp://graduate.carleton.ca/programs/political-science-masters/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must BA (Honours), or the equivalent from a recognized University.
  • A GPA of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+ grade) is required in a related discipline.
  • If English is not the students’ first language then they must provide proof of English competency.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4 years bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree.
  • Or, completed both a bachelor’s (3 years) degree and a master’s degree.
  • Or, obtain a first-class division (75% or above, Distinction or Outstanding).
  • Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, the recommended GRE score to get into the program is 300+.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Aptitude test results: Used to make inferences about competencies, capabilities, and future performance on the job of the students.
  • Preference Form: Some departments require students to fill in a preference form that will ask to outline their preferences for the program specialization, research area, or faculty supervisor.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 31


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tution fee$17841$17841
Health insurance$477$477
Others$301$301
Total fees$18619$18619

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room(on campus)$ 13,354
Room(off campus)$ 10,000

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #101/ 200

Political Science [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students need a Study Visa to stay in Canada. After receiving the study permit, they can apply for the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the Study Visa is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan.
    • Completed IMM 1294 (Application for Study Permit Made Outside of Canada).
    • Letter of Acceptance (Student Information for a Study Visa from Carleton University).
    • Valid Passport (photocopy or scan).
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photo)
    • Financial Evidence.
    • No criminal record certificate
    • Results of a medical exam.

Work Study

  • The Work-Study Program provides students a chance to get at a part-time on-campus job.
  • In On-Campus program students may work up to a maximum of 192 hours for the work-study period and earn up to a maximum of $3,000 for the fall/winter session.
  • The work-study hourly wage is $15.00/hour plus vacation pay.


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