Women's Studies

The Department of Women's Studies at Lakehead University is dedicated to furthering an understanding of the importance of gender as a category of analysis in scholarly inquiry.

Through interdisciplinary instruction students will critically assess the relevance of existing models of knowledge in reflecting women's experience and scholarship.

The aim of the program is to encourage the development and integration of feminist teaching, learning, and research within the university community and the community at large. This Collaborative Master's program allows students to combine advanced disciplinary research with feminist scholarship from the interdisciplinary field of Women's Studies. ?Upon completion of the program, the degree awarded specifies the discipline of the participating academic unit and notes the Specialization in Women's Studies.

For additional information on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Specialization in Women's Studies, please visit the Women's Studies website.


Admission Requirements for Masters

Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission. All applicants will be advised by the Office of Graduate Studies in writing of their admission status.

Program Specific Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for Master programs, the following requirements also apply:

  • Students will normally apply for acceptance to the Collaborative Program with Specialization in Women's Studies at the same time as they apply for admission to the graduate program of the collaborating academic unit
  • To be accepted into the Collaborative Master's Program with a Specialization in Women's Studies, students must first be admitted to the master's program in one of the six participating academic units: Education, English, History, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology. The student's application will then be reviewed by the Women's Studies Graduate Committee. Preference will be given to students who have a major or minor in Women's Studies, have taken undergraduate courses in Women's Studies or with Women's Studies content, or have relevant work or volunteer experience dealing with issues in Women's Studies
Links to Programs with a Women's Studies Specialization

Please use the following links to view program-specific admission requirements, application procedures and other important details of the Master's program of the collaborating academic unit:

For details regarding application procedures and admission requirements for the specialization in Women's Studies, please select the Master's program of the collaborating unit from the List of Programs.

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