This innovative interdisciplinary graduate program in Migration and Diaspora Studies (MDS) allows students to address such interconnected issues as refugee movements, migration, mobility and diasporas that inform the modern world. It brings together a broad spectrum of academics and practitioners from the humanities, social sciences and public affairs to examine the cultural, social, economic and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. The program supports historically-informed and forward-looking approaches to the analysis of cultural and social identities, diversity and integration, exile and memory, forced migration, and refugee communities.

The two-year Master of Arts (MA) program offers three pathways: coursework-only, research essay and thesis. There are also two Graduate Diplomas (GDips).

A co-op option is available to full-time students in the MA program while full- and part-time students can pursue practicums. Both options allow students to combine their academic studies with real-world work experience and will aid students in the transition from their studies to the job market.

We also offer a Specialization in African Studies, Climate Change. and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Program Information

Length: 2 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: February 1, for space and funding. (Final) August 31

Experiential Learning: Co-op, practicum opportunities

Contact: Program Director, Prof. James Milner,

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