Master of Arts – Women’s and Gender Studies

Our Master of Arts program offers expertise in understanding the complexities of gender.  Our students have an opportunity to work with dynamic faculty members who place social inequality struggles and strategies for change at the forefront of curriculum and research.  Within a globalization, transnational and intersectional framework, students can explore issues relating to:

  • social justice
  • violence
  • human rights
  • popular culture and digital media
  • sexuality and the body

The core learning objectives of our program include transnational feminist scholarship, critical research and thinking skills, interdisciplinary and grounded knowledge.  We also offer a collaborative specialization in African Studies.

Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies Collaborative Specialization in African Studies Collaborative Specialization in Latin America and Caribbean Studies
Latin America and Caribbean Studies


The deadline for applications to the master’s program is:

  • February 1 for applicants requesting financial assistance for September; applications will continue to be considered beyond this date (space permitting) and funding may be available;

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Application Requirements:

  1. Statement of intent/research interest (1 page)
  2. A cv/resume with a list of publications if applicable
  3. Two letters of reference from persons who are prepared to comment on your academic background and potential for graduate studies
  4. One certified transcript from all universities you have attended.
  5. All international students AND students whose mother tongue is NOT English must provide proof of language proficiency in English (REGARDLESS of language of instruction)  A score obtained in the last 2 years is required. TOEFL: a score of 550 or above IBT TOEFL test: a score of 86 or above ( CAELS test: a score of 60 or above IELTS: a total band score of 6.5 or above (with 6.0 in each band). The GRE test is NOT compulsory, but is recommended for applicants whose first language is not English.
  6. A non-refundable application processing fee of $100.00 Canadian must be submitted for each program to which you apply. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by Visa, Mastercard, cheque or money order.

Please contact Dr. Pat Gentile, if you have any questions