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Students entering the Master of Arts (MA) in Social Justice and Community Engagement can complete the degree through either full time or part time study. Full time students normally complete the program within a year. Part time students normally take two or three years to complete the program.

All students complete the degree through one of three routes, outlined below.

Coursework Route

All students admitted to the program are automatically admitted to this route. This completion route is recommended for students interested in obtaining employment in a social justice organization 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:

  • 2.5 courses in the Fall term
  • 2.5 courses and the community placement in the Winter term
  • 2.0 courses and community placement completion in the Spring/Summer term.

Coursework + Major Research Project Route

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, or are considering completing additional graduate studies. 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:

  • 2.5 courses in the Fall term
  • 2.5 courses and the community placement in the Winter term
  • Major Research Project and community placement completion in the Spring term

Coursework + Creative Major Research Project Route

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 the MRP route. During the application process, prospective students can indicate their interest in the MRP Creative Option on the Statement of Intent.

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

  • 2.5 courses in the Fall term
  • 2.5 courses and the community placement in the Winter term
  • Major Research Project and community placement completion in the Spring term

For more information, visit the Program Requirements page to learn about typical program progression, as well as the Course Offerings page for course descriptions.

Contact Us:

Robert Kristofferson, Graduate Coordinator

E: rkristofferson@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5837

Alicia Schiassi, Academic Program Assistant

E: aschiassi@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5517

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