The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies provides candidates with a strong grounding in the discipline.  It is intended for:

  • Individuals who already have an undergraduate degree from a Canadian University in another discipline and want to supplement their educational background to include a strong grounding in Women’s & Gender Studies. This would include professionals working in settings where a gendered analysis is an important element of their work or those seeking to pursue such occupations.
  • People with a degree from outside Canada, whether in gender studies or another discipline, who want a Canadian qualification.
  • People with a degree in a discipline other than Women’s & Gender Studies who are seeking to develop sufficient background in Women’s & Gender Studies and, for those whose first language of study is not English, to improve their language skills to a level that would allow them to apply to a graduate program in Women’s & Gender Studies.

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma provides:

  • Eight months (two terms) of intensive training in Feminist Theory and Methods, Intersectional Analysis, and Feminist Activism.
  • The opportunity to develop writing skills at the senior academic level.
  • An opportunity to do a Practicum placement in an area related to Women’s & Gender Studies.
  • English-language training for students who are not fluent in English.

How to apply:

All applicants to the Women’s & Gender Studies Master’s program are automatically considered for the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. If you are not sure for which program you are best qualified, please apply to the MA program.

Application Deadlines:

Below are the application deadlines for the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Please note that space in the program is limited, so we encourage interested students to apply early:

  • International applicants: April 1
  • Domestic External Applicants: June 1
  • Domestic Internal Candidates:  June 15
  • PLEASE NOTE: All applicants who wish to be considered for both the PBD and the master’s program should apply by February 1

Requirements of the program can be found here