Through coursework, a community placement and a major research project (MRP), you’ll develop the skills that facilitate community capacity development, local-level innovation, sustainability and democratic renewal.
The Master of Arts (MA) program in Social Justice and Community Engagement (SJCE) from Wilfrid Laurier University provides a firm grounding in the theories and methods of SJCE, practical skills gained through your community placement, and research capabilities through your capstone MRP.
Your community placement is an opportunity for you to apply theoretical ideas about social/environmental justice and in a community setting. The placement is founded on the dual pillars of providing a community service learning opportunity for you while ensuring that the community organization benefits from the placement. The 120-hour placement is expected to either inform your major research project or be directly tied to the project.
The program will provide you with the optimum combination of skills and knowledge to successfully continue in academia with doctoral research, or to obtain employment in the not-for-profit, government or corporate social responsibility sectors. These are just a sampling of some of the exciting careers and places our graduates have gone on to:
- communications associate, paid internship, United Nations Global Compact
- gender and social inclusion specialist, international organization to reduce poverty and inequality
- sexual violence counsellor and advocate, local sexual assault centre
- youth/support workers, local residential redevelopment organization/local children’s centre
- Theories of Social Justice and Community Engagement
- Applied Research for Social Justice
- Community Capacity Development
- Social Justice Practitioner’s Toolbox
- Changing the Terrain: Approaches to Organizing
- Social Justice Research and Professionalization Forum
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
We will continue to accept applications after this date, until such time as the program is full.
DisciplinesSociology View 107 other Masters in Sociology in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in humanities, social science, natural science or related interdisciplinary program, and a background in the concepts of social and environmental justice.
- A minimum B standing or equivalent.
- Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, your social/environmental justice background, a writing sample and letters of reference.
International13770 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6885 CAD per semester during 12 months.
National5246 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2623 CAD per semester during 12 months.
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