Career outcomes for MA Political Science graduates

The information on this page was extracted from raw data collected from LinkedIn in early 2022 by the University of Waterloo’s Alumni Relations office. The visualizations and lists represent the careers of alumni who graduated between 2002 and 2021. The salary amounts have been extrapolated based on relevant submissions to Glassdoor.


Roles held by MA Political Science graduates: 

  • Assistant Professor 
  • Director of Digital and Elector Information Services 

  • Director of Government Relations  

  • Director of Operations and Sales 

  • Lawyer  

  • Manager of International Funding Opportunities 

  • Manager of Regulatory & Public Affairs 

  • Manager of Socio-economic Development 

  • Policy Analyst 

  • Researcher

  • Senior Intergovernmental Office

  • Teacher 

 

Employers of MA Political Science graduates: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Ontario
  • Global Affairs Canada 
  • Government of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Ontario 
  • Manulife Financial Corporation 
  • Mattel 
  • Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing 
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 
  • Post-secondary Institutions (Bishop’s University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo, York University) 

  • School boards (Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Waterloo Region District School Board) 

  • Self-employed 

  • Toronto Dominion Bank

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada 

  • United Nations 

 

Employment location for MA Political Science graduates

political science pie graph by employment location

 
 
light purple Ontario, 78%
pink Quebec, 5.3%
dark blue USA, 3.3%
light green Western Canada, 6.7%
light orange China, 0.7%
light blue East Coast of Canada, 1.3%
dark purple Europe, 2%
dark green Manitoba, 0.7%
dark orange Middle East, 1.3%
teal Northwest Territories, 0.7%
 
 

Career outcomes for MA Political Science graduates by industry 

career outcomes for MA Political Science graduates by industry pie graph

dark purple For-profit Organization (human resources specialist, immigration consultant, intelligence manager), 23.3%

dark green Government (political counsellor, trade analytics advisor, director of service planning), 23.3%

dark orange Legal Services (proposal writer, associate, criminal lawyer), 4.7%

teal Non-profit Organization (government relations specialist, coordinator of advocacy and international focus, policy analyst), 14%

light purple Research (research assistant, project coordinator, research analyst), 6.7%

pink Self-employed (freelance journalist, business development consultant), 2.6%

light orange Educational Services (assistant professor, teacher, grants and contracts manager), 16.7%

light blue Financial Services (financial planning associate, claims representative, global head of assessment management), 8.7%

 

Mean salary by industry for MA Political Science graduates

Mean salary by industry for MA Political Science graduates

light orange Educational Services, $74,800

light blue Financial Services, $97,700

dark purple For-profit Organization, $75,800

dark green Government, $87,800

dark orange Legal Services, $101,200

teal Non-profit Organization, $74,400

light purple Research, $58,500

pink Self-employed, $68,900




 
 
 

 Median salary by industry for MA Political Science graduates

median salary by industry for MA Economics graduates bar graph

light orange Educational Services, $79,900

light blue Financial Services, $63,900

dark purple For-profit Organization, $60,900

dark green Government, $75,700

dark orange Legal Services, $108,200

teal Non-profit Organization, $73,600

light purple Research, $54,800

pink Self-employed, $74,100


 

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Relation between career and field of study for MA Political Science graduates

Relation between career and field of study

dark purple Not related at all, 54 MA Political Science graduates

light blue Somewhat related, 49 MA Political Science graduates

light orange Closely related, 47 MA Political Science graduates

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