Our PhD Program is designed primarily to prepare students for careers in advanced research and university teaching. It 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.
For information on program requirements please see the PhD program guidelines in the SFU Calendar.
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.