Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, Room 425
Kingston, ON
Canada K7L 3N6

Gender Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Women's Studies
Description This new program is both cutting edge and respectful of the traditional scholarly strengths of gender studies and women's studies. It encourages interdisciplinary approaches and supports new ways of looking at issues of sex and gender. The dynamic and diverse nature of our program suits the social, cultural and educational needs of local/global societies that are becoming increasingly fragmented and complex. Our areas of focus include: activism, social justice and political economy; representation, art, popular culture, cultural production and literatures; (post)colonial, migratory and diasporic communities; and feminist and gender theories including critical race/anti-racist theory, queer theory and feminist pedagogies.
Website: Gender Studies at Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year includes tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]

For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paperbased) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have an MA degree from a recognized university in gender studies or cognate fields (women’s studies, feminist studies, sexuality studies) or in another field with evidence of a prior focus on gender, and a minimum of B+ in the last two years of university study. Consideration will be given to practitioners of gender studies in the public or private sectors who hold a BAHon/BA and who demonstrate exceptional and relevant professional experience and achievement in an appropriate field. Prior to applying, PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with department faculty to learn about their interest or availability to serve as a potential Supervisor. Newly-admitted PhD students are assigned a Supervisor at the time of admission.

* 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: October 24, 2017