Study at the School of Political Studies

Using both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, the School of Political Studies 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.

The Centre on Governance is associated with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the School of Political Studies. With 48 regular professors and more than 50 other associate or part-time faculty members, the School of Political Studies is one of the largest departments dedicated to political science and public administration in Canada and around the world

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 uOttawa Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies "Awards and financial support" page.

If you are interested in pursuing your studies in one of our graduate programs, please consult directly with the Centre's Research Directors:

Research networks

Graduate studies programs