Applying to the Master's Program

Application deadline is April 1, 2017 for September 2017 intake.

There is no January admission.

To review the progress of your application, including any documents or other items that need to be submitted, please log back in to your online application for admission which can be found by clicking on the link: Check your application status.

  • A four-year undergraduate honours degree in political science, or its equivalent
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in the last two years of full-time undergraduate study (e.g. 60 credit units of course work).
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

  1. APPLY to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies online
    • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  2. SUBMIT PAYMENT of $90 during the online application process.  Your application will be not be processed until payment is received.
    • If you are unable to complete your credit card payment during your application, please click HERE and choose the PAY YOUR FEE tab for more information.
    • You can send a cheque or money order made payable to the University of Saskatchewan, along with the Application for Admission Fee Payment Form (PDF), to us by postal mail (Recruitment and Admissions, Student and Enrolment Services, University of Saskatchewan, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2).
    • Credit card payments can also be sent by mail or by fax using the Application for Admission Fee Payment Form (PDF) or by telephone by calling (306)966-5788. Please note that telephone payments will only be accepted from the registered cardholder (the person whose name is on the card).
    • Credit card payments will not be accepted by email. The department cannot accept payments.
  3. TRANSCRIPTS - your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended
    • Must be uploaded on your online application.
  4. STATEMENT OF INTEREST
    • 2 – 3 page document stating your research and academic interests, related experience, and particular faculty member(s) as your potential supervisor(s) if known.  If you do not know a faculty member and have been accepted to the program, we will work with you to identify a supervisor.
    • Upload on your online application.
  5. ACADEMIC WRITING SAMPLE:
    • 5 – 10 pages; preferably submitted for a university-level course (please add your name on the document)
    • Upload on your online application.
  6. RESUMÉ/CURRICULUM VITAE:
    • Upload on your online application.
  7. SUCCESSFUL LANGUAGE TEST:
    • if English is your second language; see language requirements here.  Please upload on your online application.
  8. THREE (3) REFERENCE LETTERS:
    • During the online application, you must enter contact information for 3 ACADEMIC referees (not personal or employment).  Once your application is submitted, the referees will receive an email to fill out an electronic form that will automatically be sent to the Department.

Tuition and Student Fees

For more information please see:

http://students.usask.ca/money/tuition-fees/-tuition.php

Thesis and Project-based Masters and Doctoral programs

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program. Please refer to the link above for more details on tuition and student fees.

Tuition and Student Fees

For more information please see: http://students.usask.ca/money/tuition-fees/graduate-tuition.php

Thesis and project based Masters and Doctoral programs

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program. Please refer to the link above for more details on tuition and student fees.