Master of Arts


Program Description

In a world of economic exchanges and complex policies, of intensified information, of growing migratory fluxes, and of environmental changes, a Master of Arts helps students develop critical methods of thinking about historical, cultural and social implications of these changes and about their effects on the future. Understanding Canada’s global relations, and its role as a cultural and political agent on the international scene, will allow students to ground their knowledge in a crossroads of North American and Francophone perspectives. The Master of Arts program at the Faculté Saint-Jean has four major research axes:

MA schema

The Master of Arts program from the Faculté Saint-Jean allows students to continue on into doctoral programs, but also allows for advancement possibilities in other areas.

Application Deadline: February 28

2 required courses, 2 optional courses, and thesis

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Admission Requirements

Students who wish to apply to the Master of Arts program must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in the last 60 university credits, or the equivalent for the last two years of full-time study.
  2. A letter of intent indicating the orientation and the research area to be pursued during the graduate studies
  3. One sample of written work (between 5 and 15 pages)
  4. Two letters of references : 1 Academic and 1 professional 
  5. Demonstrated French language ability 

Note all documentation must be submitted in French.

Part-time study may be permitted with the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Program Requirements

The program consists of two required courses (*6), four option courses (*12) and the preparation and successful defense of a thesis (*12). The student also must complete an Ethics training requirement and a Professional Development requirement within the first twelve months of study. Normally, students will be enrolled in two full-time semesters (Fall and Winter), followed by four full-time thesis-block semesters for the thesis (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) leading up to the thesis defense.

Two required courses:

  • MA FSJ 500 - Enjeux inter- et transdisciplinaire canadiens
  • MA FSJ 501 - Méthodologies de recherche en sciences sociales et humaines