Dec 13, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women's and Gender Studies [Graduate]

Department of Women's and Gender Studies
1-17 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7

General Information

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies offers a program in Gender and Social Justice Studies (GSJ) leading to the degree of Master of Arts. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies is a well-established, interdisciplinary unit housed in the Faculty of Arts. It draws from a strong, broad-based community of feminist and gender studies scholars in one of Canada's top research universities. Core faculty conduct research in the areas of feminist legal studies, gendered violence, gender and development, gender and immigration, sexuality and queer studies, feminist theory, feminist visual culture, feminist cultural studies, feminist philosophy, feminist history, religious studies and trauma and cultural memory studies.

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies encourages applicants to submit their applications by January 15 to be considered for admission, awards ,and graduate assistantship funding.

Detailed graduate program information is available on the Department's homepage at

Application is made through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research online application

Entrance Requirements

Normally a four-year BA in Women's Studies or a related discipline with a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (or B+) in the last two years of full-time undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, and, where applicable (see English Language Requirement ), a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (internet-based). Potential applicants, including non-traditional students, are encouraged to contact the Graduate Coordinator of the department to discuss their qualifications.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance in the form of graduate assistantships (normally teaching assistantships) for full-time MA students may be available. For further information about awards, scholarships, and financial assistance, please contact the Graduate Coordinator of the department and consult

Graduate Program Requirements

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Gender and Social Justice Studies (GSJ). Graduate courses offered by other departments may be taken with the consent of the Graduate Coordinator.