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Undergraduate Programs

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.

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.

Research

While the department covers all the main fields in Political Science, we also have research expertise and knowledge in a number of research clusters including: climate and sustainability; critical international relations; gender and politics; globalization; global political economy; labour issues; politics of representation; social and health policy.

Graduate Conference

Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy - Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 11: Drawing upon McMaster’s expertise in the field of international and comparative public policy, the conference seeks to unpack the global dimensions of policy in order to bridge the gap between international relations, international political economy, and public policy.

Canada must grant permanent immigration status to undocumented residents

Article published by Peter Nyers, Professor of Political Science and David Moffette, Associate Professor of Criminology at L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa.
Aug 03, 2022

Can we escape dystopia? New Book

Stephen McBride’s new book Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain is published by Bristol University Press
Jul 15, 2022

Just out: Simplicity and Reality: Insights Into the Challenging World of Enquiry and Progress

A new book from Political Science alumnus, Oldrich Bubak, and his colleagues is stimulating public reflection on science and society.
Jul 08, 2022

Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Shoker

Faculty of Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Kaur Shoker graduates June 15 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. We asked Harjot, who is going on to study for an MSc in occupational therapy at U of T, a few questions about herself. Here’s what she had to say.
Jun 17, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Finley Kibbey-Dunne

Finley Kibbey-Dunne graduates this week with a political science degree, specializing in public law and judicial studies. Finley talks about his love for politics, his plans for a future law career and his fond memories of Welcome Week.
Jun 14, 2022

Why New Zealand is right to call out Canada on its dairy industry

Noah Fry was featured in the Conversation.
Jun 13, 2022