Women and Gender Studies

Saint Mary's University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
12284 CAD/year
5547 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The program at Saint Mary's University emphasizes the interdisciplinary basis of Women and Gender Studies, its community linkages, and grounding in feminist theories and methods. 


Our graduate students have access to a diverse faculty with strong research profiles in a range of areas across the social sciences and humanities. With 50 permanent affiliated faculty and approximately 40 students, students also have the unique opportunity for extensive, individual attention.

The Benefits of Doing an MA in Women and Gender Studies at Saint Mary's University

  • Our small program offers the opportunity for close interaction with faculty
  • More than 50 faculty members are affiliated with WGST
  • We are deeply committed to interdisciplinarity
  • We have and encourage strong community links
  • Students have the freedom to build the kind of program they want
  • Our students study everything from mental health to television, migration studies to queer theory, community activism to literature.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Feminist Theory 
  • Feminist Methodologies 
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Contemporary Issues of Feminism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four year bachelor of Arts degree
  • An online application form plus the $110 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • A supplemental form (if required by program)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (if required)
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12284 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5547 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Women and Gender Studies
Saint Mary's University