This new program is both cutting edge and respectful of the traditional scholarly strengths of gender studies and women’s studies. It encourages interdisciplinary approaches and supports new ways of looking at issues of sex and gender. The dynamic and diverse nature of our program suits the social, cultural and educational needs of local/global societies that are becoming increasingly fragmented and complex.
Our areas of focus include:
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2013. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Notification of acceptance is within a month of receiving your full application.
"It was also a huge motivator when I discovered Professor Jane Tolmie specialized in comic studies. After talking with Professor Tolmie and learning more about the other faculty members, it was clear I was in the midst of high calibre scholars. I attribute much of my happiness at Queen’s to the department’s staff and faculty, who consistently greet each other with a smile. It’s a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of. This positive and safe environment definitely contributes to my thesis writing process. "
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We recommend that you investigate our faculty members and their areas of research interest and contact a potential supervisor before applying.
In addition to preparing students for graduate work in Women's and Gender Studies and related fields at the Ph.D. level, the MA in gender studies prepares candidates to critically engage in antioppression teaching, activist work and performance, grassroots organizing and contributing to women's and feminist NGOs, as well as other careers that focus on the well-being of Canadians and global communities. The M.A. will also provide candidates with the expertise to explore future studies such as law, heath, social work, journalism, art, and teaching — with the benefit of confident writing, research and presentation skills and a politicized education.
We consider your grades over the last two years, 75% or B+ average.
We require a 4-year Bachelor undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies or demonstrated preparation in feminist theory and methodology from studies in social sciences and humanities
For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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