Political Science

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The department of Political Science offers a high-quality graduate program in a collegial, small department. There is extensive contact between professors and students. There is also a congenial social environment, enhanced by the excellent entertainment and environmental amenities of the City of Halifax. Students may also work in interdisciplinary programs, such as International Development Studies. The Department is complemented by the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, which is active in research, publishing, policy advising, and teaching on various aspects of foreign policy, defence and security studies, and international relations.

Subject Areas

  • Canadian Government and Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • International Relations and Foreign Policy

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (or the equivalent score on a comparable test). Please note this department requires all applicants to have a minimum A- average.

Contact Information

Subject Code: POLI
Tel: 902-494-2396
Email: psgrad@dal.ca
Address: 3rd Floor, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building
6299 South Street,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4H6
Graduate Coordinator: Kristin Good
Graduate Coordinator Email: kristin.good@dal.ca
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