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MA in Women's Studies

Students may complete their degree either by Major Research Paper or by Thesis.

Officially the MA is a one-year Program. However, both full-time and part-time students have up to four years to complete the degree. Full-time students who take more than two years must change to part-time for a third and fourth year.

 

MA Degree by Major Research Paper

Courses

For students who enter the program in 2013 and after, three full-courses (or equivalent) including Women's Studies 6002 3.0: Feminist Theory, WMST 6007 3.0 /Feminist Research Colloquium, WMST 6907 3.0 MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and one half-course chosen from the Program -based core courses.  Note: All MA students are required to attend 6 of the Program seminars usually during the first year.  These seminars are now integrated into WMST 6907 3.0 MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies (see Program Seminars for details).  The final selection of courses will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor and/or the Director of the Graduate Program in Women's Studies. With permission, one of the three courses may be chosen from those offered by another Graduate Program. Typically, full time students will complete all the coursework in the first two terms. (See Course Descriptions for details)

For students who entered the program between 2009-2013, three full-courses (or equivalent) including WMST 6007 3.0 /Feminist Research Colloquium /and one half-course chosen from the Program -based core courses. The final selection of courses will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor and/or the Director of the Graduate Program in Women's Studies. With permission, one of the three courses may be chosen from those offered by another Graduate Program. Typically, full time students will complete all the coursework in the first two terms. (See Course Descriptions for details)

The Program Seminars
All MA students are required to attend 6 of the Program seminars usually during the first year (see Program Seminars for details).  Note: For students entering in 2013 and after, these seminars are now integrated into WMST 6907 3.0 MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies.

MA Degree by Thesis

Courses

For students who enter the program in 2013 and after, two full-courses (or equivalent) including Women's Studies 6002 3.0: Feminist Theory, WMST 6007 3.0 /Feminist Research Colloquium, WMST 6907 3.0 MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and one half-course chosen from the Program -based core courses. .  Note: All MA students are required to attend 6 of the Program seminars usually during the first year.  These seminars are now integrated into WMST 6907 3.0 MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies (see Program Seminars for details).    The final selection of courses will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor and/or the Director of the Graduate Program in Women's Studies. With permission of the Program Director, one of these courses may be chosen from those offered by another Graduate Program. Typically full-time students will complete all the course work in the first two terms. (See Course Descriptions for details).

The Program Seminars
All MA students are required to attend 6 of the Program seminars, usually during the first year (see Program Seminars section for details). Note: For students entering in 2013 and after, these seminars are now integrated into WMST 6907 3.0 MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies.

The MA Time Line

The MA is designed to be a completed in one year (three terms) but many students take four terms or longer. The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires that a Master's degree must be completed within four years (12 terms) as a full time or part time student.