Pursue a PhD, a Master's, or graduate studies in the Collaborative Program in Feminist and Gender Studies at the Master's level, which aims to combine advanced disciplinary studies with analyses from a feminist perspective.

Graduate programs

An MA in Feminist and Gender Studies allows students to gain expertise in dynamic new interdisciplinary fields like transnational feminism, queer and antiracist theories, masculinities, and (dis)ability and trans studies. Students can participate in seminars and community events where diversity and collaborative activism are encouraged and valued, and also gain specialized knowledge and skills that are invaluable in today’s job market. Graduate students in our programs have the opportunity to work with interesting and engaging professors who are well-known experts in their fields. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of fulfilling jobs in academic, government, professional, nonprofit and other organizations.

The Collaborative Program in Feminist and Gender's Studies at the Master's level is designed for students from selected disciplines in the Arts, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences Faculties and Counselling and Spirituality (Saint Paul University) who have an interest in Feminist and Gender Studies.

A PhD in Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa allows students to gain high-level expertise in dynamic new interdisciplinary fields like transnational feminism, queer and antiracist theories, masculinities, and (dis)ability and trans studies. Graduate students in our programs have the opportunity to work with engaging professors who are well known experts in their fields. Students gain specialized knowledge and skills that are invaluable in today’s job market. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of fulfilling jobs, in academic, government, professional, non-profit and other organizations.

Program overview
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Meet our current graduate students

Finance your graduate studies

Within the Faculty of Social Sciences' Student Hub, find information on scholarships, research grants and assistantship positions offered to graduate students.
Visit the Student Hub.

Graduate scholarships

The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies students can apply to the following scholarships:

Also, as a Faculty of Social Sciences graduate student, you have access to faculty-wide scholarships, regardless of your program of study.

For a complete list, go to the uOttawa Online Scholarships and Bursaries Portal.

How to apply for scholarships.

A word from our Associate Director

Welcome to graduate study at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies.  We are very excited to have you join our program and wish you the best for your studies in the coming year.  Please consult this handbook for all of the contact information, policies, forms and deadlines that you’ll need to consult to successfully complete your program.

In addition to the information contained in this handbook, you are always welcome to come to speak with the Director of Graduate Studies and the Operations Coordinator who will be happy to answer any questions that you have. We would also encourage you to join the student association and attend talks at the Institute so that you can enjoy the broader intellectual community that the Institute provides for its staff, students and faculty. 

Good luck and enjoy!

Corrie Scott
Acting Associate Director/Graduate Studies Coordinator

Graduate student handbook

Contact us

Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 11002
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Map
Tel.: 613-562-5791
[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)

Note

Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic our services and our personnel are also available by MS Teams and by email. The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thank you for your patience and collaboration.