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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.

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.

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.


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.

PhD graduate students receive SSHRC doctoral scholarships

All four of the department’s SSHRC graduate nominees win major doctoral scholarships.
Feb 13, 2023

PhD candidate Noah Fry publishes in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

Noah’s article ‘Dairy concessions in Canadian trade: a discursive institutionalist account’ has been published in the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.
Feb 07, 2023

PhD Candidate Cassandra Preece Discusses Canada-Myanmar Relations Two Years Following Military Coup

Cassandra Preece recently published in the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s online blog, Dispatch, discussing the anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar and Canada’s role in the country as we look to the future.
Feb 06, 2023

Congratulations to Scott Smith who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Scott Smith successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Convening Authority in Global Education: A Case Study of the OECD's Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes
Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Alina Sajed receives prestigious award for graduate supervision

Professor Sajed has been named the 2022 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
Jan 10, 2023

Congratulations to sasha skaidra who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

sasha skaidra successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Remapping Sanctuary: Political Theology and Ontario Border Enforcement
Dec 21, 2022