Current Timetable

Graduate Timetable 2024-2025

Students will be asked to complete the electronic registration for first term in early August. This will be considered a preliminary registration. Final registration for first term courses must be completed at the end of the second week of classes in September. The electronic registration for second term courses will open in December.  Final registration for second term courses must be completed at the end of the second week of classes in January.  Changes will not be permitted beyond the second week of classes in either term.  

Fall Term Graduate Courses 2024




9501A Research Design (MA) C. Anderson
9502A Advanced Research Design (PhD) Z. Taylor
9503A Political Theory (core course) C. Jones
9511A International Relations (core course) A. Harmes
9520A Public Policy and Governance M. Horak
9525A Political Institutions S. Vallejo Vera
9590A Intro to Quantitative Methods (Methods 1) D. Armstrong
9592A Maximum Likelihood Estimation (Methods 3) (core course) D. Armstrong
9595A Experimental Design A. Friesen
9734A (4203F) (Special Topics) Social Diversity, Gender, Law C. Dick
97862A (4216F) (Special Topics) Women & Political Leadership (MA only) K. Graham


Winter Term Graduate Courses 2025




9524B Urban Political Economy (core course) Z. Taylor
9531B Canadian Politics (core course) C. Alcantara
9535B Voting and Elections L. Stephenson
9566B Comparative Politics (core course) M. Turgeon
9591B Regression and Causal Inference (Methods 2) S. Vallejo Vera
9593B Qualitative Methods M. Horak
9762B (4206G) (Special Topics) Theories of Global Justice C. Jones
9767B (4209G) (Special Topics) Political Strategy and Communication A. Harmes
9786B (4215G) (Special Topics) Global Welfare States B. Morrison


Summer Term Graduate Courses 2025




9536L Gender and Politics A. Friesen


A = Fall Term, First Term (September - December)
B = Winter Term, Second Term (January - April)
L =  Summer Term, Third Term (May - August)

Methods courses must be taken in order - Methods 1, Methods 2, Methods 3.

For information on course outlines click here.

First term graduate courses are not prerequisites for second term graduate courses.

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Scholastic Offences

Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence. Scholastic Discipline Regulations for Graduate students can be found here.


Students are expected to download and bring a copy of the course outline to the first class.

Support Services

Students who are in emotional/mental distress should refer to Health/Wellness Services for a complete list of options on how to obtain help.

Student Accessibility Services

Western is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for all its members, including graduate students. As part of this commitment, Western provides a variety of services devoted to promoting, advocating, and accommodating persons with disabilities in their respective graduate program. Graduate students with disabilities (for example, chronic illnesses, mental health conditions, mobility impairments) are encouraged to register with Student Accessibility Services, a confidential service designed to support graduate and undergraduate students through their academic prgram.  With the appropriate documents, the student will work with both SAS and their graduate programs (normally their Graduate Chair and/or Course instructor) to ensure that appropriate academic accommodations to program requirements are arranged.  These accommodations include individual counselling, alternatirve formatted literature, accessible campus transportation, learning strategy instruction, writing exams and assistive technology instruction. For assistance, visit

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