Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity (CESCE) IGS Theme

Theme Overview

Degrees Offered: M.A. and Ph.D.

The Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity (CESCE) Theme focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to research that train and support students to undertake research that engages publics and communities with a particular focus on social justice and social change. For participating faculty see the CESCE Theme Guide.

The CESCE Theme offers the full-time, research-based degrees. For research interests of Theme faculty members please consult the CESCE Theme Guide.

Theme Admission Requirements

The overarching IGS requirements are the minimum standards required for admission to the Theme. Evidence in the application for admission that the research interests and scholarly background of the applicant are topically relevant to the Theme, and agreement of a Faculty member who participates in the Theme to serve as the applicant’s Supervisor, are also required. Refer to the CESCE Theme Guide for a list of potential supervisors.

Theme Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity Theme

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out by the College of Graduate Studies, students in the M.A. must complete 30 credits as follows:

  • a 12-credit master’s thesis (IGS 599);
  • 3 credits of IGS 524;
  • 3 credits of IGS 586;
  • at least 3 credits of a methods course selected from the following: IGS 501, IGS 503,IGS 504, IGS 505, IGS 509, IGS 515, IGS 601, NRSG 506, NRSG 507,SOCW 507, SOCW 553, STAT 507, DATA 501; and
  • 9 credits of additional coursework (may include an additional 3 credits from IGS 586) selected by the student in consultation with, and approval of, his or her supervisor, of which no more than 6 credits can be at the 300/400 level, and none may be at the 100/200 level.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity Theme

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out by the College of Graduate Studies, the minimum requirements for the Ph.D. are:

  • 12 credits of coursework as approved by the supervisory committee, and consistent with overall IGS PhD coursework requirements;
  • successful completion of comprehensive requirements; and
  • successful defence of the doctoral dissertation (IGS 699)

Contact Information

Complete details regarding the Community Engagement, Social Change and Equity Theme are available on the IGS website, or by contacting the Theme Coordinator.

For current information, consult the Theme Guide.

Page last updated: April 16, 2019

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