GSWS Master's Program

MA Degree Program

Qualified students will be accepted into the MA thesis program only if, in the opinion of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Committee, a suitable Senior Supervisor is available. Senior Supervisors will be selected only from among Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies faculty members, faculty members who have joint appointments in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and another department, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Associate Faculty.

A student with incomplete academic preparation for the MA program may be required to take up to 12 hours of additional work in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies undergraduate program. The Graduate Committee will specify these requirements to the incoming student.

The Master's Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies is interdisciplinary and draws on the resources of faculty in many areas of the Arts and Sciences. It is therefore possible for the Master's student to create, in co-operation with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Committee, an individualized program of studies to suit her/his scholarly interests and goals.

Note: Unless you are a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant, your work opportunities as a graduate student will be limited to employment on campus. We cannot, and will not in the future be able to, provide support for all our students. 


IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS TO THE GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN'S STUDIES GRADUATE PROGRAM

  1. Toward the end of November, we will respond to applicants about what we have received from them and what is still required for their applications to be complete.
  2. The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Program Admissions Committee meets shortly after the application deadline and looks at all applications at the same time.

Important Notice

Official Transcripts must be sent directly to SFU from the post-secondary institution.

Application deadline:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 (Fall 2019 start)

Document Deadline:
Thursday, February 15, 2019

NOTE: Please submit supporting documents as per online application instructions.

Contact Information

Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Program Committee:
Dr. Helen Leung - hhl@sfu.ca 

Department contact:
Graduate Secretary -gswssec@sfu.ca

Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Simon Fraser University
AQ 5102A
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Tel: 778-782-3333  |  Fax: 778-782-5518