The MA in Gender Studies is a one-year program. Full-time students take two (3.0 credit) required courses and four (3.0 credit) elective courses in fall and winter semesters, and complete a Major Research Paper (50-60 page /10000-12000 words) during spring and summer.
In addition to core courses on theories and methodologies in Gender Studies, students can take graduate courses in Gender Studies and in cognate departments on such topics as black studies, feminist activisms, gender performance, gender and globalization, psychoanalytic theories of race, gender and sexuality, settler colonialism and Indigenous politics, and autobiographic narratives, among others.
Supervisors and Fields of Study
Our faculty are recognized internationally for their scholarship, particularly in the areas of:
- Activism and Alliance Building
- Anti-Colonial Thought
- Anti-Racist Feminisms
- Black Geographies
- Creative Emancipatory Work
- Gender and Poverty
- Gender and Trauma in Memoir and Sequential Art
- Globalization, Work and Social Justice
- Indigenous Studies
- Popular Culture
- Qualitative Social Research
- Queer Studies
- Trans Studies
Jacqueline Davies Intersectional Feminism, Philosophy and Social Justice
Samantha King Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Health and the Body
Margaret Little Gender and Poverty, Gender and the State
Katherine McKittrick Black Diaspora Studies, Race and Racism, Geographies, Queer-Race Theories
Scott Morgensen Queer Studies, Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Activisms, White Settler Colonialism, Feminist and Queer Ethnography
Trish Salah Transnational Studies in Gender, Sexuality, Race and Minority Cultural Production
Sarita Srivastava Anti-Racist Feminism, Social Movements, Sociology of Emotion
Jane Tolmie Feminist and Queer Theories, Women’s and Medieval Literature, Performance, Sequential Art
How to Apply
Application deadline: February 1, 2016
Open Applications Period: Application review begins December 15 and applications are accepted until February 1.
Facts about Kingston
Fact Sheet about Kingston and Queen's - pdf here
While the School of Graduate Studies and Research has no formal requirements for length of residence, it is expected that students will normally maintain two consecutive terms on campus during the first year of the degree.
The Gender Studies MA offers substantial and competitive funding. Funding is well above the average of U15 Master’s programs and MA programs at Queen’s.
Minimum Funding Package
Students generally receive minimum funding of $14,000.
Funding is derived primarily from the Queen’s Graduate Award (QGA) and teaching assistantships (TA-ships) in the department’s undergraduate courses. Funding may be augmented if the student acquires internal or external scholarships and awards or employment through research grants or contracts,.
TA-ships require up to 10 hours per week of class participation, tutorial leadership, preparation, marking, and other duties. We normally try to offer two TA-ships per academic year. TA opportunities may be reduced subsequent to the initial offer (for example, in the case of a student winning additional external awards).
Stipends are typically paid in three equal installments throughout the year. Students are paid for their Teaching Assistantships monthly for the duration of their TA contract(s).
External and Internal Scholarships
We consistently enroll students with the SSHRC CGS-M (Canada Graduate Scholarship) and other awards.
SSHRC students at Queen’s also receive a no-strings $5000 “top-up” scholarship.
All Queen’s applicants with a first-class average may apply for an Academic Excellence Award, valued at $15,000.
The Graduate Program in Gender Studies puts students forward for Queen's internal awards and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS).