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MA in Gender and Social Justice Studies [Graduate]


Program requirements


The MA in Gender and Social Justice Studies can be completed as a thesis-based degree, or as a course-based degree.

Thesis-based MA


Students are required to complete a minimum of ★18 in coursework and a thesis

Coursework:


  • GSJ 501  (★3) - Praxis Workshop, which includes a mandatory Community Service-Learning component and
  • GSJ 502  (★3) - Research Workshop
  • Four ★3 graduate-level courses
  • Additional coursework may be required
    • Students who have not already taken a course in Feminist Research Methodologies (or the equivalent) will normally be required to audit WGS 302  in addition to their other courses.
    • Students also may be required to take a theory course, if adequate coverage was not obtained in the student's first degree.
  • Students must complete minimum of ★12 courses in GSJ
  • Graduate courses offered by other departments may be taken with the consent of the Graduate Coordinator; thesis-based students may only take ★6 in courses outside of GSJ.

Thesis


  • Registration in 900-level THES

Course-based MA


The course based MA can be taken in Gender and Social Justice Studies or with a specialization in Digital Humanities.

Students are required to complete a minimum of ★24 in coursework, including a ★3 capping project.

Coursework


  • GSJ 501  (★3 ) - Praxis Workshop, which includes a mandatory Community Service-Learning component and
  • GSJ 502  (★3 ) - Research Workshop
  • Five ★3 graduate-level courses
  • Additional coursework may be required
    • Students who have not already taken a course in Feminist Research Methodologies (or the equivalent) will normally be required to audit WGS 302  in addition to their other courses.
    • Students also may be required to take a theory course, if adequate coverage was not obtained in the student's first degree.
  • Students must complete minimum of ★12 courses in GSJ
  • Graduate courses offered by other departments may be taken with the consent of the Graduate Coordinator; course-based students may only take ★9 in courses outside of GSJ.
  • Students admitted to the course-based MA with a specialization in Digital Humanities are required to complete ★9 courses in DH.

Capping Project


  • GSJ 900  (★3) – Directed Research Project. The required capping project is a portfolio – a synthesizing document that highlights students' learning in the program and that will include a major research paper, a field statement, a creative project or a policy/program/legal analysis.

Ethics and Professional Development Requirements


All students must complete a mandatory ethics training requirement (see Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement) and a mandatory Professional Development requirement.

Residence Requirement


There is no residence requirement.

Length of Program


The time required to complete the MA will vary with the program (thesis- or course-based) and the candidate. Full-time students in the course-based MA program will normally complete the program within 12 months, while those enrolled in the thesis-based program will normally complete within 24 months. However, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies recognizes that many of its students are non-traditional and that part-time registration may be their preferred option.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.