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Students entering the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Engagement can complete the degree through one of the following three routes:

  • Coursework
  • Coursework + Major Research Project
  • Coursework + Major Research Project (with Creative Option)

Coursework Completion Option

All students admitted to the program will have the option of completing the degree through this route. This completion option is especially recommended for students interested in working in the broad field of social justice after graduation.

To qualify for the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Engagement degree through the Coursework route, you must complete the following:

  • Four courses in the Fall term;
  • Two courses and the community placement in the Winter term;
  • Two courses and community placement completion in the Spring term.

For a detailed list of course requirements, please see our Program Requirements page. 

Coursework + Major Research Project

This completion route works well for students wanting more advanced research skills for working in the broad field of social justice and community engagement after graduation. Students can apply to complete the degree through this route.

To qualify for the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Engagement degree through the Coursework plus Major Research Project route, you must complete the following:

  • Four courses in the Fall term;
  • Two courses and the community placement in the Winter term;
  • Major Research Project and community placement completion in the Spring term.

For a detailed list of course requirements, please see our Program Requirements page. 

Coursework + Major Research Project (with Creative Option)

This option enables students to combine an arts-based creative work relating to social justice and community engagement with an accompanying written work to complete the program.  Students can apply to complete the degree through this route.

To qualify for the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Engagement degree through the Coursework + Major Research Project (with Creative Option) route, you must complete the following:

  • Four courses in the Fall term;
  • Two courses and the community placement in the Winter term;
  • Major Research Project and community placement completion in the Spring term.

For a detailed list of course requirements, please see our Program Requirements page. 

Contact Us:

Robert Kristofferson, Graduate Coordinator

E: rkristofferson@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5837

Celine Taillefer-Travers, Academic Program Assistant

E: ctravers@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5979

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