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Joint Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies

The Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies (MA WGS) is a program offered jointly by Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University. However, students in this program are not simultaneously enrolled at both universities. If you are a student in the MA WGS program, you will have a home institution. Find out what that means for you and for your studies.

Where should I apply?

 If you are planning to apply to the MA WGS, we recommend that you complete applications at both universities. Completing both applications will give you the greatest chance at being admitted to the program, and at being offered funding. If you only apply to one university, you will only be considered for the limited number of spaces available at that institution, and for the limited number of scholarships, bursaries, and research assistant positions offered by that university.

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What is my home institution?

Your home institution is the university that has offered you admission to the MA WGS program. You will register for courses at, pay tuition to, and receive transcripts from this institution.

MA WGS students are either registered as Mount Saint Vincent University students or Saint Mary’s University students.

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Where am I eligible for funding?

 MA WGS students who are enrolled at Mount Saint Vincent University are eligible for scholarships, bursaries, research assistantships, and other funding at Mount Saint Vincent University. MA WGS students whose home institution is Saint Mary’s University are eligible for scholarships, bursaries, research assistantships, and other funding at Saint Mary’s University. Students registered at one institution are not eligible for funding at the other.

Where can I access services?

 You can access health and wellness, career planning and counselling services, as well as university residences and meal plans at your home institution. You will only be able to access services (including gym memberships) at your home institution.

You can access library services at either institution, as well as at any Novanet library.

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Will my supervisor be a faculty member at my home institution?

Your supervisor and your thesis committee members may not necessarily be faculty members at your home institution. You should expect to work with professors at both universities.

Learn more about MA WGS faculty members at Mount Saint Vincent University »
Learn more about MA WGS faculty members at Saint Mary’s University »