Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

How to Apply

Thank you for visiting our website and taking an interest in graduate studies in Political Science at Western. 

We will begin reviewing applications to our MA and PhD programs on January 15. The final application deadline to our MA and PhD program is February 1st.   The program only admits students for a September start. To complete your application, please see "application process" on the left menu bar.


Western is a great place to study Political Science.  Our graduate program ranks as one of the strongest and most diversified graduate programs in Canada.  We are passionate about politics, and our faculty work with students to examine and explore issues that have had or could have a profound impact on shaping the nature of domestic and international society. 

Our graduates go on to pursue careers, nationally and internationally, in university teaching and research, research-oriented positions in government or private agencies, or in a variety of fields such as public service (at all levels of government), law, journalism, business or the not-for-profit sector.

Please explore our website or contact, Teresa McLauchlan, Graduate Program Advisor, with any questions you may have about our program.  Feel free to e-mail any faculty member about your research plans or interests.