The Master of Applied Politics
Master of Applied Politics (MAP), provides students with a more “hands-on” graduate program incorporating research and professional elements. The MAP will offer students practical skills, such as policy, electoral and media analysis, survey instrument design, and problem-solving in domestic and international contexts, that are grounded in the theoretical foundations of the discipline. Matched with a dynamic and diversified faculty, the MAP delivers an effective learning experience that is designed to facilitate student success.
Our one-year program encourages individual study options that are flexibly tailored to personal career and research interests. Students may choose a course-work only option, consisting of eight courses, or students may choose to undertake a Major Research Project (MRP), in addition to six courses. Within the MRP there are four options available: the journal article option, major research paper, policy analysis project, or a public opinion project.
In addition to classroom-based courses, students may also consider the research practicum (PO690) as an elective course. This practicum offers students an opportunity to develop new skills via hands-on learning as well as a chance for practical application of skills learned throughout the program. Practicums may be held locally, nationally, or internationally, designed to fit individual plans of study and career goals.
I encourage you to review our course descriptions for an overview of the innovative courses and approaches our program has to offer!
Please contact me if you have any questions about the MAP or other aspects of the Laurier graduate experience.
Jason Roy, Graduate Officer