The Department of Political Science has partnered with other departments and centres at Western to offer a variety of collaborative programs.
To obtain a graduate degree in Political Science with a specialization in one of these programs, a student must be registered in the Political Science graduate program and complete all of its degree requirements as well as those of the collaborative program.
For application details, please contact the collaborative program directly.
Centre For Transitional Justice
The Collaborative Graduate Program in Transitional Justice brings together experts from across the Western community whose teaching and research focuses on issues including reconciliation, criminal accountability, post-colonial legacies, legal reconstruction, the environment, human rights, economic justice, healing circles, democratization, and more. For additional information visist TJCentre Program
Migration and Ethnic Relations
The Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations brings together graduate students and faculty to study questions of migration, ethnic relations, cultural diversity, conflict, acculturation and integration of migrants from the perspective of various social science disciplines. Participating departments include Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. For additional information visit MER Program.
Centre for Environment and Sustainability
The Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability is an enrichment
program designed for current graduate students (MSc/MA/MESc or PhD) who wish to
become specialists in specific aspects of environment and sustainability, and
who also wish to gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of
environmental problems and solutions. For additional information visit