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Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Political Science at McMaster University.  Our Department is home to an energetic group of internationally renowned scholars, award winning teachers, and inquisitive and accomplished students. We are large enough to have a critical mass of excellent researchers and teachers, but not so big that students feel lost or alienated from the faculty. We offer a broad based undergraduate degrees in Political Science, three different Master's degrees, and a PhD program with specializations in Comparative Public Policy or International Relations. On behalf of all the Department's members, I invite you to explore our webpages to find the information you need.

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Chair and Professor


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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

Whether you are a current or future student at McMaster considering Political Science as an undergraduate degree or taking only one course for interest, you will find that our Department offers an undergraduate curriculum that is both diverse in scope and high in quality.

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Graduate Program

Graduate Programs

Our Department is the ideal place to do Master's and Doctoral work. We offer the range of specialized seminars needed for strong graduate-level training, but are a small and collegial department so that students and faculty experience the type of intellectual interaction, supervision, and research collaboration that makes graduate work exciting!

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