Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies MA

Degree Level: MA

Department: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

School or College: College of Arts and Sciences

Departmental Website: https://www.albany.edu/womensstudies/ws-graduate.shtml

Program Curriculum: https://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/women_studies_ma_degree.htm

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

Statement of Goals
Writing Sample

See special notes below




  Fall Spring Summer
Departmental Assistantship Consideration Feb. 15
See Special Notes   Not Available  
No Departmental Assistantship Consideration June 15
Nov. 1
Not Available  


Special Notes:

Applicants for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Master's program can apply for the Joan E. Schulz Graduate Assistantship in Feminist Pedagogy.  There is only one round of review regarding the assistantship regardless of admit term and the deadline for all assistantship applications will be February 15th.  For more information concerning the assistantship and the application please click here.

The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Albany Law School have established a collaborative arrangement for graduate students seeking to obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law, via execution of a formal Articulation Agreement. More information on the collaborative arrangement can be found here. Admitted students to the collaborative M.A./J.D. arrangement can expect to complete their first year in the Law School and start the M.A. in the second year (matriculation into the M.A. program would be delayed by one year).

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

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