Both the Graduate program and the University offer a wide variety of resources and support. The Graduate program in Political Science maintains its own graduate library, with a selection of volumes plus recent issues of the major professional journals and photocopies of articles required in core courses.

Political Science faculty are associated with the Centre for Feminist Research, the Centre for Refugee Studies, the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), the Institute for Social Research (ISR), the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), the Center for German and European Studies, the LaMarsh Research Centre on Violence and Conflict Resolution, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.


York’s collections have more than 6.5 million items, 150,000 E-books and 20,000 online journals. Our world-class libraries provide rich collections, value-added services, excellent librarians and knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Scott Library

This is the largest of York’s many libraries. Scott Library contains thousands of books, journals, periodicals, and other documents, including a very large collection pertaining to Film & Video and the other Fine Arts.

Scott Library is also home to the Graduate Reading Room, a quiet study space for graduate students. Please visit York University Libraries - Graduate Student Support for more information.

Research Centres and Research Institutes

Enhance your interdisciplinary education with opportunities to participate in collaborative research.  York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada.  Working across disciplines and with global partners, we develop ideas and connect with policymakers and practitioners to create meaningful change and a more globally competitive Canada.

As a graduate student, you will benefit from York's 24 research centres and institutes, which provide outstanding research opportunities to supplement your academic program.

Please visit York Research for more information.

York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA)

The GSA is the representative student organization for the graduate population at York. The GSA has made low-cost extended health coverage available to all graduate students, as well as a number of grants and funds to which graduate students may apply. The GSA represents graduate students at Senate and numerous other Faculty of Graduate Studies committees. The GSA produces a handbook annually which will be available early in the fall term. The handbook contains a wealth of useful information regarding York and the surrounding area.

Please visit YUGSA for more information.