About the School

The School of Political Studies, created by the University of Ottawa in 2003, is a hub of knowledge bringing together the study of political science and public administration. Using both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, the School makes it possible for students to acquire in-depth knowledge on a range of political phenomena, such as power and authority, opposition and resistance, as well as management and public policy, in all their different forms at home and around the world. Located in Canada’s capital, the School offers the perfect setting for studying governments and politics.

With 48 full-time professors and more than 59 part-time and associate professors, the School of Political Studies is one of the largest political science and government studies departments nationally and internationally.

Whether you are interested in one of the concentrations offered at the School or one of the multidisciplinary programs in international studies and modern languages or public administration, the School of Political Studies surely has the right one for you whether at the undergraduate or graduate level.

In addition, the University of Ottawa boasts one of the most competitive financial support programs in Canada. Canadian and permanent residents graduate students with an admission average of 8.0 or higher are eligible for a generous admission scholarship. To get an idea of the scholarships you may qualify for, consult the awards and financial support section of the uOttawa Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

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