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Special Case or Interdisciplinary Program (MA, MFA, MSc, PhD)

Pursue your unique master’s or doctoral degree with a special case or interdisciplinary program custom designed to meet your academic goals. Applications can be submitted where there is no established master’s or doctoral program in these areas:

  • Anthropology (MA)
  • Applied Economics (MA)
  • Geography (MA, MSc, PhD)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MA, PhD)
  • Linguistics (MA)
  • Philosophy (MA)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (MA)
  • Theatre (MFA)
  • Nursing (PhD)

Special Case Program

The Special Case program allows students to complete a thesis-based Master’s degree in an area of study that does not currently offer a graduate program. This expands the range of options students can choose from to take the next step in their educational journey.

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Those wishing to bridge disciplines will find the Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s program particularly attractive for gaining an in-depth understanding of research methodologies and perspectives across different fields of study.

Quick Facts

Program: Doctoral or Master’s Programs where there is no established program
Length: Master’s Degree: 2-3 years Doctorate: 4 years
Offered Through: University of Regina

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Special Case or Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants to Special Case Master’s programs must hold a four year undergraduate degree in a discipline related to the proposed program of study, with a minimum GPA of 70 per cent.

Applicants will be required to describe their thesis topic, list the names of the professors who have agreed to serve as committee members and supervise the research, the courses to be taken, among other requirements. Those applying to complete an Interdisciplinary program must also explain why an interdisciplinary approach is beneficial to addressing the research question and provide a rationale for the disciplines chosen.

For more information about admission requirements, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research graduate calendar.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! Once you have been accepted as a fully-qualified graduate student with no conditions or holds on your admission, then you are eligible to apply for our scholarships, awards, graduate teaching assistant positions, or research assistantships.

All Graduate Funding Opportunities

Visit our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website to learn about all graduate funding opportunities including:

  • National Scholarships (including Tri Council funding)
  • Awards to Study Abroad
  • FGSR Funding/Special Awards
  • Funding for Indigenous Students
  • Funding for International Students
  • Other Awards and Scholarships
  • External Scholarship Opportunities
  • External Student and Faculty Awards