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Graduate Programs

Our Department is the ideal place to do Master's and Doctoral work. We offer the range of specialized seminars needed for strong graduate-level training, but are a small and collegial department so that students and faculty experience the type of intellectual interaction, supervision, and research collaboration that makes graduate work exciting.

Graduate Conference

Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy - Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 11: Drawing upon McMaster’s expertise in the field of international and comparative public policy, the conference seeks to unpack the global dimensions of policy in order to bridge the gap between international relations, international political economy, and public policy.

Undergraduate Programs

Whether you are a current or future student at McMaster considering Political Science as an undergraduate degree or taking only one course for interest, you will find that our Department offers an undergraduate curriculum that is both diverse in scope and high in quality.


While the department covers all the main fields in Political Science, we also have research expertise and knowledge in a number of research clusters including: climate and sustainability; critical international relations; gender and politics; globalization; global political economy; labour issues; politics of representation; social and health policy.

McMaster Moot Meet and Greet Question Period

Learn about the McMaster Mooting Society at their Meet and Greet Question Period on October 4th
Sep 28, 2022

McMaster political science professor appointed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario

Dr. Karen Bird is supporting the redesign of Ontario’s federal electoral district boundaries.
Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Gustavo Diaz joins The Department of Political Science as a Post-Doctoral Fellow

Gustavo studies how information shapes accountability and representation in the Global South. This agenda also informs a research program on research design tradeoffs in quantitative social science.
Sep 08, 2022

Congratulations to Michael Gordon who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Michael Gordon successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Solidarity and Resistance at the Borders of EUrope: Civil Fleet Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean Borderscape
Aug 31, 2022

Canada must grant permanent immigration status to undocumented residents

Article published by Peter Nyers, Professor of Political Science and David Moffette, Associate Professor of Criminology at L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa.
Aug 03, 2022

Can we escape dystopia? New Book

Stephen McBride’s new book Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain is published by Bristol University Press
Jul 15, 2022