Women's and Gender Studies

Entrance Requirements

Normal entrance requirements for the MA in Gender and Social Justice Studies are:

  • a 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Women's & Gender Studies (or a related discipline) with a minimum grade point averate 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
  • Applicants with degrees/qualifications in a language other than English need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency by completing an approved English language exam. TOEFL score of 580/paper-based or 92/internet-based is required. 
  • Applicants considering a specialization in Digital Humanities must meet the minimum entrance requirements for both the MA program in Gender and Social Justice and the Digital Humanities Program. Applications are first reviewed by the Graduate Committee in Gender and Social Justice, and, if successful at that stage, are forwarded to DH for its review process.

Potential applicants, including non-traditional students, are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss their qualifications via gsjgrad@ualberta.ca.