PhD Program

Our PhD Program offers specialized research resources in the fields of Political Theory and Methodology, Canadian Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, International Relations, and Public Policy, Public Administration, Local Governance and Administration.

The Department of Political Science accepts applications for the PhD program from students normally with a minimum 3.67 GPA. Applicants' proposed research interests should coincide with our major teaching and research areas.

Admission requirements

  • In addition to the minimum admission requirements (see Graduate General Regulations), a completed political science MA is required, normally with a minimum 3.67 GPA. Any background deficiencies must be met by completing appropriate courses in addition to normal PhD work.

Degree requirements

For information on program requirements please see the PhD program guidelines in the SFU Calendar.

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