Canada PhD Political Science Programs
Doctoral students in a political science Ph.D. program work to advance the body of knowledge in the discipline. Students in a Ph.D. program in political science will undertake extensive research and conduct experiments to work towards developing new theories or applications of political theory.
Students should consider their goals in selecting a political science doctorate program – whether you are interested in starting a career in university level teaching and research or whether you wish to apply your knowledge and skills in the public or private sectors outside academia. Different programs may offer different advantages such as a small student to faculty ratio, the opportunity to teach, or faculty who share your research interests.
Most PhDs in Political Science are going to be campus-based programs. You can use our directory to search for programs in a particular city, state or open your search to the world. If you find that your goals don’t require the level of investment of a doctoral degree, you may want to consider a masters in political science or start with a graduate certificate to explore certain areas of interest.
- Hamilton, ONHamilton, ON
- Kingston, NSKingston, NS
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University has long been known for its graduate programs. We are small enough to provide our students with a highly personalized graduate experience, and our faculty is sufficiently strong, diverse, and...
- Montreal, QCMontreal, QC
The aim of the Graduate Program in Political Science is to train students for academic careers in the discipline, as well as to prepare them for non-academic careers in which political analysis is a critical component of their responsibilities. The Depa...
- Burnaby, BCBurnaby, BC
Simon Fraser University
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
Program offered in French only.
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
- London, ONLondon, ON
University of Western Ontario
The M.A. is a broadly based one-year degree which can lead to a Ph.D. or a preparation for a career in government at the local, provincial or federal level. The Ph.D. program requires the successful completion of three graduate courses, comprehensive ex...
- Halifax, NSHalifax, NS
Today Political Scientists still study these matters, but the discipline has grown to encompass many aspects of government, such as parliaments, electoral processes and constitutions; or external rel ations, including issues of war, peace and poverty.
- Halifax, NS
- North York, ONNorth York, ON
The program is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and our commitment to critical thinking and political change. Featured areas of study are democratic administration and international political economy. Professors and graduat...
- Vancouver, BCVancouver, BC
University of British Columbia
Research focus: Fields of study in the Political Science program include: Canadian Politics: federalism, the Canadian electoral system, the constitution, the courts, electoral reform, parliamentary institutions, political parties, Canadian public p...
- Quebec, QCQuebec, QC