12 months
13304 CAD/module
6326 CAD/module
Tuition fee
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Our 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.

Joint Program

The Master of Arts Women and Gender Studies degree is offered cooperatively by Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University.

A Flexible Learning Environment

Whether you’re working, studying full-time, or balancing the demands of your family, your career, and your education, we’re ready to help you succeed. At the Mount, we are committed to providing our students with flexible and accessible learning options. Many of our courses are offered in the evenings. We welcome both full-time and part-time students.

Your Career

The MA in Women and Gender Studies 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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


5 alternative credits

The term used for the Mount’s credit system. 0.5 unit is the equivalent to three semester hours of credit and 1.0 unit is equivalent to six semester hours of credit.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This degree will be granted jointly. Students must, therefore, satisfy the regulations of both participating universities regarding pass standards for coursework and time limits for completion. The student will receive the degree at the convocation of the University of registration.
  • 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.
  • Upon admission, each student will be assigned an advisor by the Graduate Admissions and Program Committee. This advisor will normally be a faculty member at the University to which the student is admitted. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13304 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13304 CAD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    6326 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6326 CAD per module during 12 months.
  • Nat: (6 courses) $6,326
  • Int: (6 courses) $13,304

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 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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