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The official Facebook page of the Department of Political Science.

The Federal Student Work Experience

FSWEP provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills in a variety of jobs.

The Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship Poster Competition

Established in 2014 by Ryan Clarke (Class of '88) and Leanna Clarke to reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students at McMaster University who are - or wish to - advocate for some type of meaningful social and/or political change.

MPSSA

McMaster Political Science Students Association.

Hamilton Canadian International Council (CIC)

The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. This portal will allow McMaster students to participate in dialogue on international affairs issues by supporting a Canadian foreign policy network that crosses academic disciplines, policy areas, and economic sectors.

Dates & Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for course enrolment and other sessional dates.

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience will give you the opportunity to gain tangible skills in your program of study, challenge your personal limits, foster your global perspective, and give you an edge in your career field – all without missing a beat during your time at McMaster. In other words, a study abroad experience is the perfect complement to your McMaster degree!

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Committed to student services and success, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships helps in providing students access to a post secondary education. We deliver financial aid and scholarship programs with a professional and empathic approach thus developing our students, our university and our community.

The Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre is the place on campus to address your wellness needs. By providing a wide range of Counselling Options, Medical Services and Wellness Education resources, we hope that we can enhance your academic success and your McMaster experience.

Academic & Writing Skills

From writing support and tutoring services to workshops and educational planning, we act as your central hub for academic support. We offer opportunities for you to meet individually with trained students and staff, to participate in workshops and gain access to tools for self-guided learning. For more information, please contact us at skills@mcmaster.ca.

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Course Calendars

This is McMaster University’s official repository for degree, program, and course requirements.

MOSAIC

Your access point for McMaster University's administrative information systems.

Activate your MAC ID

The tool where Faculty, Staff and Students can activate their MACID.

Convocation Information

Details and dates for all graduating students.

Graduate Resources

MA Programs Application Checklist

At the Master's level we offer two different MA degrees: Political Science (Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Policy and Administration) and International Relations.

The Federal Student Work Experience

FSWEP provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills in a variety of jobs.

Facebook

The official Facebook page of the Department of Political Science.

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

Our students have opportunities to participate in the activities of groups and centres that faculty members are linked to: CHEPA

Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition

Our students have opportunities to participate in the activities of groups and centres that faculty members are linked to: the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition

Asian Research Working Group

Our students have opportunities to participate in the activities of groups and centres that faculty members are linked to: the Asian Research Working Group

Austerity Research Group

Our students have opportunities to participate in the activities of groups and centres that faculty members are linked to: the Austerity Research Group

IQ2: Institute for Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Our students have opportunities to participate in the activities of groups and centres that faculty members are linked to: IQ2

Water Week

Our students have opportunities to participate in the activities of groups and centres that faculty members are linked to: Water Week

ICPSR Summer program

In addition, McMaster or the Department belongs to this organization, which provide additional training and research opportunities for graduate students

ECPR

In addition, McMaster or the Department belongs to this organization, which provide additional training and research opportunities for graduate students

Paying Your Fees

Student Accounts & Cashiers

Course Calendars

This is McMaster University’s official repository for degree, program, and course requirements.

MOSAIC

Your access point for McMaster University's administrative information systems.

Convocation Information

Details and dates for all graduating students.

Commonly Used Graduate Student Forms

The School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University offers a variety of applicable forms used in your graduate studies. Additional information can be found in program regulations.

Parliamentary Internship Programs

Federal Parliamentary Internship

The Programme offers one of the première post-graduate work-study experiences in Canada. For more than 46 years, it has given young Canadians an unrivalled opportunity to work closely with Members of Parliament for ten months, contributing directly to Canadian public life; to meet and discuss public affairs with some of the country’s leading thinkers and policy makers; and, at the same time, to study Parliament and the cut and thrust of Canadian politics – both up close on Parliament Hill and in comparison with other legislatures through study tours to Washington, London, Brussels, Québec City and Iqaluit.

Ontario Legislative Internship

The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) was established in 1975 and is administered by the Canadian Political Science Association and supported by a financial grant from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The Programme is designed to provide backbench Members of Provincial Parliament with highly qualified assistants. In addition to providing practical experience with the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature, OLIP provides Interns the opportunity to supplement their university training through regular academic discussions and by writing an academic paper on a topic of their choice. Interns also visit other legislatures to ensure a comprehensive knowledge of the legislative process through a comparative lens.

Other Funding Opportunities

Scholarships for ASEAN Students

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) is a new scholarship opportunity from Canadian Government to fund graduate and undergraduate level ASEAN students to study in Canada.