Women and Gender Studies, M.A. | Mount Saint Vincent University | Halifax, Canada
18 months
12366 CAD/module
6516 CAD/module
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The thesis-based, interdisciplinary Master of Arts Women and Gender Studies degree is offered cooperatively by Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University.  

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At Mount Saint Vincent University , the program is offered through out Department of Women’s Studies. As a student in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with faculty and graduate students at both. Your studies in feminist and gender theory may be engaged in media and literature; community and society; law, politics and social justice; health and the body; sexuality and gender; race, ethnicity and class; history; education; and many more aspects of our everyday lives.

Meaningful Research 

To earn your Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies (MA WGS), you will complete six graduate courses and a thesis.  Your thesis will allow you to research and explore a topic that relates to a focused area within the field of women and gender studies. You will work closely with your supervisor—a faculty member at either university—to develop your thesis topic, and to research and write your thesis.

The Department of Women’s Studies at the Mount is home to the Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies. Endowed by well-known Toronto-based feminist and philanthropist Nancy Ruth, the Chair raises awareness of women’s issues by bringing to campus distinguished scholars in women’s studies and activists who have contributed to the advancement of women. As a graduate student in Women & Gender Studies, you may have the opportunity to participate in Nancy’s Chair research initiatives. Each year, a limited number of paid research assistantships are available to graduate students.

Your Career

The Women and Gender Studies degree from Mount Saint Vincent University will not only give you a deep understanding of issues that relate to gender and feminism and the ways these issues affect our lives, it will prepare you for doctoral studies, or for a career in consulting, government, and the private, arts, and not-for-profit sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Canadian Women Film Directors
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Education
  • Feminist Theory 
  • Feminist Methodology 
  • Community Based Learning
  • Queer Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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45 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will be admitted by the joint Graduate Admissions and Program Committee (GAPC) for the Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies.
  • To be admitted into the 5.0 unit program, applicants will normally be expected to have a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a minimum B average (GPA 3.0) or equivalent. Students who do not meet these criteria might be admitted with the requirement to complete a qualifying year or additional courses. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12366 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12366 CAD per module during 18 months.
  • National

    6516 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6516 CAD per module during 18 months.
  • National: (6 courses) $6,516
  • International: (6 courses) $12,366

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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