Women's and Gender Studies

Length of Program

The Gender and Social Justice Studies Master of Arts Degree is designed to be a 12-month (1 year) program for full-time course-based students and a 24-month (2 year) program for full-time thesis-based students.

The maximum program length is defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research which stipulates that students must complete all degree requirements within:


However, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies recognizes that many students are non-traditional and that part-time registration may be the preferred option.  Potential applicants, especially non-traditional students interested in part-time registration, are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss their needs.