24 months
15332 CAD/year
5388 CAD/year
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At Social Justice - Gender and Women's Studies from Lakehead University students begin the MA program by taking one half-credit course in social justice theory and one half-credit course in research methods.

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 Social Justice - Gender and Women's Studies  from Lakehead University allows students to pursue a 4 FCE course based degree or, with the approval of the Social Justice Studies Committee, complete a practicum, a creative project, or a research project in lieu of the final 1 FCE of coursework. 

Students doing a project or creative work when completing an MA in Social Justice Studies with a Specialization in Gender and Women's Studies will take WOME 5101 and the major research paper/project must incorporate gendered scholarship. The proposed topic must be approved by representatives of both Social Justice Studies and the Gender and Women's Studies Graduate Committee. The student must also be supervised by a Gender and Women's Studies approved member of the Social Justice Studies faculty.


The program prepares students to work, research and advocate towards a more socially just society which values equality, solidarity and human rights and recognizes the citizenship of each human being.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Women, Gender, & Social Justice
  • Theories of Social Justice
  • Methods and Methodologies in Social Justice
  • Women and Legal Narratives
  •  Experiential Education in Outdoor Recreation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our minimum admission requirement for international applicants is 75% or 3.0 on a 4 point Canadian scale, with an accredited university degree equivalent to a Lakehead University 4 year degree. 
  • We advise all international students to apply early, as admission into our programs is competitive. Should you wish to apply to a thesis program, we strongly advise you to contact a potential supervisor and have your proof of English language proficiency complete.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5388 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2694 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Thunder Bay

1149 - 1720 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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