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Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Political Science of McGill University.  Our department offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate and graduate education. Your experience at McGill will enrich you in many ways. You will join a diverse student body drawn from across Canada and around the world. Our professors are dynamic teachers and internationally-known scholars. And a degree from McGill is a valuable asset, recognized around the world.

We offer courses and programs in all of the major subfields of political science. There are many opportunities to do joint and interdisciplinary programs as well that allow students to combine their interest in political science with coursework in other disciplines. Many undergraduate students take advantage of other possibilities, such as exchanges with other universities or the Faculty of Arts Internship Program.

There are opportunities to work with faculty members on both your own research projects or on the research projects of professors as a research assistant. And as a student you will be able to take advantage of many other features of campus life, such as the steady stream of outside speakers who appear in the department, faculty and university and the wide range of extracurricular activity made possible by the large number of student associations and clubs.

An education at McGill in the setting of Montréal is a great experience. We hope this visit to our website will reveal to you the exciting challenges and opportunities that await you in the department.

Hudson Meadwell

Associate Professor and Chair