Why Choose This Program?

MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies

Why Choose This Program?


Having developed advanced skills in research, writing, reflection and critical analysis, graduates of SJES transition to a range of activities, often combining further study, employment, and social activism. For those interested in an academic path, the MA in SJES provides a transitional opportunity to move from one undergraduate discipline, through the SJES MA program, and then into a different discipline for their PhD. Those involved with social movement and community organizations find the MA in SJES enhances their capacity for community work and activism. And while the MA does not lead automatically to particular careers, most SJES graduates find their way to meaning employment.


Research at Brock
The SJES program unites scholars from distinct academic disciplines to provide an exciting breadth and diversity of perspectives. The program is made up of participating faculty from Child and Youth Studies, Communications, Popular Culture and Film Studies, Community Health Sciences, Dramatic Arts, Education, English Language and Literature, Geography, History, Labour Studies, Political Science, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Sociology, Visual Arts, and Women's and Gender Studies. The program is closely tied to the Social Justice Research Institute, which gives students a window on social justice research and opportunities for involvement in ongoing research projects. 

Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon

Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon, Graduate Program Director