University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Women and Gender Studies (Collaborative Specialization)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Women's Studies
Description The Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) provides students with an opportunity for advanced feminist studies in concert with a MA or PhD degree in another discipline. The program offers a rich interdisciplinary environment in which to grapple with how gender and sexuality is tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, nation, global capitalism, violence, aesthetics, and other pressing concerns. The CWGS is administered by the Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI). The CWGS brings together 34 graduate programs, more than 100 courses, and over 100 graduate faculty members across seven faculties (Arts & Science, Information Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing, OISE, and Social Work). Our core faculty brings transnational feminist commitments to the study of diverse sites and their interconnection with particular focus on Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the United States.
Website: Women and Gender Studies (Collaborative Specialization) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 4] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. Students must fulfil all the degree requirements in the home department. Applicants to the collaborative specialization should have a substantial undergraduate or graduate background in gender and feminist studies or an equivalent focus within a discipline. In exceptional cases, extensive work or activist experience which also requires academic knowledge of research on women and/or gender will also be considered.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 26, 2017