M.A. in Women and Gender Studies

Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies (WGST)

Our program emphasizes the interdisciplinary basis of Women and Gender Studies, its community linkages, and grounding in feminist theories and methods. Our graduate students have access to a diverse faculty with strong research profiles in a range of areas across the social sciences and humanities. With 50 permanent affiliated faculty and approximately 40 students, students also have the unique opportunity for extensive, individual attention.


The Benefits of Doing an MA in Women and Gender Studies at Saint Mary’s

  • Our small program offers the opportunity for close interaction with faculty
  • More than 50 faculty members are affiliated with WGST
  • We are deeply committed to interdisciplinarity
  • We have and encourage strong community links
  • Students have the freedom to build the kind of program they want
  • Our students study everything from mental health to television, migration studies to queer theory, community activism to literature.

Admission Requirements

  • A four year bachelor of Arts degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average)

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • International: April 1
  • Canadian and Permanent Residents:
    • February 1 (if requesting funding)
    • April 1 (if self-funded)
  • Program Start Date: September
  • Minimum time to completion: 2 years

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Michele Byers
902-420 5869
michele.byers@smu.ca
Office Number: McNally South 430

Contact Us

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
fgsr.smu.ca