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Public Administration and Political Science (Hons)

University of Ottawa

48 months
36160 CAD/year
6088 CAD/year
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Public Administration and Political Science (Hons) from University of Ottawa fits you if you wish to learn how politics work at all levels, want to hone your skills of critical thought and evaluation, want to do all of this in a bilingual, multicultural environment that is just steps away from Parliament Hill.


Public Administration and Political Science (Hons) from University of Ottawa is the perfect place to study all aspects of contemporary politics. With an undergraduate program that allows students to take their courses in either official language and that has a diverse and multicultural student body, it is truly a microcosm of Canadian society. This context ensures that students who enrol in Political Science will get a distinctive view of the institutions, structures, norms and forces that make up contemporary politics. 

Students at Public Administration and Political Science (Hons) from University of Ottawa will gain knowledge of:

  • operation of public organizations, 
  • the development of public policy, 
  • the management of public finance,
  • the principles of general management
  • the principles of governance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Politics
  • International Relations and Global Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought 
  • Indigenous Politics in Canada
  • Immigration, Multiculturalism and Citizenship in Canada and Quebec
  • Political Participation and Mobilization in Canada
  • Federalism
  • Law, Politics, and the Constitution in Canada

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), by completing form 105.
  • Declare all your current and previous postsecondary studies
  • Pay the application fees
  • Must submit your official transcripts with final grades.
  • Official transcripts must be printed and stamped with an official seal and sent by the issuing institution. 
  • Depending on your academic background and intended program, you might have to submit other documents to complete your application, such as a resumé or cover letter.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18080 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3044 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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