Gender Studies

Why Gender Studies @ Memorial?

The Master of Gender Studies degree allows students to critically examine – at an advanced level – how gender shapes our identities, our social interactions and our world. Students will incorporate into their study frameworks for thinking about power relations and the ways those relations are shaped and challenged by intersecting constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability and nationality.

We offer three degree completion options: thesis, project and internship. Memorial University is the only university in Canada to offer degree completion by internship.

Faculty members in the Department of Gender Studies bring research expertise and interests in a range of fields, including: citizenship and human rights; corporeal feminism; reproductive rights; auto/biography and life writing; postcolonial and transnational feminisms; and First Nations studies. This interdisciplinary master’s program offers a thriving environment that draws on the expertise of scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines. Interdisciplinary resources in cognate areas are available to all MGS students.

Description of program

  • MGS – The Master of Gender Studies addresses the need for a deeper understanding of women and gender in society, and students may explore a range of topics, including but not limited to everyday experiences, social and political institutions, literary and philosophical contributions, and past and present events and issues. Students may also develop practical and policy initiatives that promote equality and social justice. The master's degree can be completed by full- or part-time study and by thesis or non-thesis (project/internship) programs. Students may draw on the expertise of faculty members hailing from a range of academic disciplines and divisions.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MGS – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study; applicants may be required to completed one or more undergraduate course(s), including Gender Studies 4000


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Program Information
Degrees Offered:



project, thesis, internship


MGS: 2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 15 for Fall admission



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Tuition (NL students):

MGS: $632-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MGS: $822-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MGS: $1,069-$1,611/semester

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