M.A. On Campus

Gender and Social Justice Studies

University of Alberta

24 months
7680 CAD/year
3759 CAD/year
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The MA Program in Gender and Social Justice Studies at the University of Alberta is committed to intersectional analysis of social justice, and we take interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the political, aesthetic, and ethical questions that arise from the study of gender and social justice.


Students will develop the skills necessary to produce independent scholarly analysis, research, and action aimed at social justice and the reduction of social inequalities.

Learning outcomes

The MA Program in Gender and Social Justice Studies at the University of Alberta is a 12-month (course-based) or 24-month (thesis-based) program in which students participate in Praxis and Research seminars, and complete elective courses in WGS and other related disciplines. Course-based MA students produce a portfolio structured around their unique professional and scholarly goals. Thesis-based MA students produce a graduate thesis under the direction of a professor in our program or otherwise affiliated with the department.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Feminist Theory Now - Anthropocene Feminisms
  • Gender Research Workshop
  • Social Justice Praxis Workshop
  • Feminist Cultural Studies - Publishing Feminisms
  • Indigenous Feminisms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The required documents for application are as follows (Please also read "Application Requirements for Academic Documents:

  • official copies of your transcripts for all previous post-secondary schooling showing marks obtained (submitted in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation);
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume listing academic background as well as relevant work, activist, and/or volunteer experience (use the form provided as part of the on-line application);
  • three letters of reference from academics or relevant professionals who can speak to the applicant's suitability for graduate study in the field of Gender and Social Justice;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7680 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3759 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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