Political Science (PhD)
A Master’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by Université Laval) in political science or a degree judged equivalent to a master in political science.
High Academic Achievement: The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.33 (equal or greater) out of a possible 4.33.
Proficiency in French/English: Proficiency in French is required. Proficiency in English is a strong asset.
- All courses are offered exclusively in French, but course exams are available in English and at least one PhD course can be taken as a guided reading class. The PhD thesis could be written in English.
Other requirements: Please note that students cannot enter the PhD program until the MSc degree has been awarded, or all requirements completed. A strong background in methods and methodology is an asset.
Compulsory Courses (15 credits)
Choose two courses among the following:
- Political Theory
- Comparative Politics and political sociology
- International relations
- Public policies and public administration
- Choose two courses among the following courses
- Qualitative methods
- Quantitative methods
- Research proposal
- Epistemology and political science
Complementary Courses (3 credits)
To be chosen from a list of 39 optional courses. Among them:
- International Security
- Ethics and international relations
- Analysis of civil wars
- Socio-politics of the State
- Politics and public finances
- Politics and Society in Africa
- Political Communication
- Ethics and public adiministration
Doctoral Exam (2 + 2 credits)
- Retrospective exam (2 credits): written exam on both the subject of PhD thesis of the student and one of the subfields of the discipline (political theory; comparative politics; public administration or international relations), followed by an oral presentation.
- Prospective exam (2 credits): Written PhD proposal and oral presentation, etc.
Thesis (68 credits)
- Canadian and Quebec politics
- Comparative politics
- Public policy and public administration
- International relations
- Political theory
- Political economy
- Political sociology
- Political communication
Financial Support - Doctoral Funding
|Step 1 (semester 1) – Progression into the program (full-time students)||$2375|
|Step 2 (semester 3) – All courses completed (except doctoral exams)||$2375|
|Step 3 (semester 5) – Retrospective exam completed||$1850|
|Step 4 (semester 7) – Prospective exam completed||$1850|
|Step 5 (semester 9) – Start of data’s collection||$1850|
|Step 6 (semester 11) – Start of writing PhD thesis||$1850|
|Step 7 (semester 15) – Submission of the PhD thesis for evaluation||$1850|
* All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
International political economy; global environmental governance; trade negotiations
Politiques autochtones, éducation et démocratie participative, cogestion des ressources Aboriginal policies; aboriginal education and participative democracy; co-management of natural resources
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