Interested in Political Science? Come change the world with us.

We are a community of scholars dedicated to improving how people and societies govern themselves. 

Memorial Political Science faculty and students balance quantitative and qualitative methods with cutting-edge political theory as they engage with issues in environmental politics, human migration, international relations, political behaviour, democracy, gender, human rights, Indigenous self-governance, social movements, and public policy. Our department offers a breadth of undergraduate and graduate courses taught by some of the leading experts in Canada.

We are situated on the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Please explore this website to learn more about our faculty and programs at the Memorial University Campus in St. John’s, NL.

(Students from the Grenfell and Labrador campuses should consult their own campus websites.)



Memorial's Political Science Department is partnering with a team of local and international partners to co-host a six-day event on democratizing transnational and global governance at Memorial's Signal Hill Campus. Read more about the intiative in the Memorial Gazette.

Political Science professors Sean Gray and Beth Schwartz were featured in the Gazette for their work with the Harris Centre to offer innovative, new undergraduate law and public policy courses at MUN's Signal Hill campus. The partnership will provide oppurtunties for students to network and interact with scholars and practioners from across the province.