Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs in Political Science. For a summary of our programs and requirements, click here. Please refer to our Application checklist for detailed information about the application process. The deadline for applications to the Department for September admission is January 15. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Very important: Do not apply to start the program in winter or summer – applications for winter or summer will be cancelled and the application fee will NOT be refunded.
Note for 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship applicants: please send the required documents to graduate.polisci [at] mcgill.ca by December 1, 2020. For more information about Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill, please visit this page https://www.mcgill.ca/mastercardfdn-scholars/apply-program
As of October 2012, McGill’s formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version. For detailed instructions on how to apply and how to upload required supporting documents in the new version, please see: https://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/prepare
All applicants who are accepted into the program will be automatically considered for departmental financial assistance, including teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships. Such funding is limited, however, and we strongly encourage applicants to investigate external funding opportunities. Valuable information on funding sources is available at the following McGill website: Fellowships.
For further information about graduate studies at McGill, please see the following websites:
Why McGill? [.pdf]
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill:
Tuition and Fee Information:
International Degree Equivalencies:
These pages list the minimum academic credentials required for admission and mark/grade conversion scale(s) by country.
If you have further questions, please see our department’s Admissions FAQ . If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at graduate.polisci [at] mcgill.ca. We look forward to receiving your application!