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Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (PhD)

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Basic Information

Degree Information

Highest Degree: doctoral

Degrees offered: PhD

Accepts GNM: Yes

Contact Information

Program Web Site:

Contact Name: Graduate Program Advisor


GWSS does not receive mailed materials.

Telephone: (206) 543-6900

Fax Number:


Admission Requirement and Deadlines

Requirements and Prerequisites

Complete information regarding requirements for admission to the GWSS Ph.D. program can be found at this web page: Additional information for international students can be found at

Additional Instructions

Keep in mind that documents uploaded to the online application cannot exceed 500KB. Do not mail, fax or email additional documents to the department. All materials must be included in the online application. Do not send official transcripts to the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. The Graduate School will request official transcripts directly if you are accepted into the program.

GRE score report code, if applicable


Program Deadlines

Autumn: December 15

Additional Deadline Info: The Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies graduate program considers applications for admission for Autumn term only. Please note that recommendation letters for your application must also be received by December 15th.

Important Information for International Applicants

International Funding Note:

Additional International Info: International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and submit the application by November 1st. TOEFL scores: Use 4854 as the "institution code" and you do not need a department code.

International Applicant Deadlines

Autumn: November 1

Application Materials

"X" in tables below indicates step is required for:

Intl – International applicant
GNM – Graduate Non-matriculated applicant
Visiting – Visiting graduate applicant
US - United States citizen, Permanent Resident, or Immigrant applicant

Steps to complete electronically in the online application

Steps specified by Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (PhD)

Submit Statement of PurposeXXXX
Submit Writing Sample or EssayXXXX
Designate RecommendationsXXXX
Self Report GRE ScoresXXXX
Intended research focusXXXX
Match with scholarly interest of facultyXXXX
Foreign language proficiencyXXXX
Diversity Background Statement (Optional)XXX
Submit Resume or VitaeXXXX

Steps specified by The Graduate School

Select Your Graduate ProgramXXXX
Review Requirements and DeadlinesXXXX
Report Prior SchoolsXXXX
Submit Unofficial TranscriptsXXXX
Report English Proficiency Scores (Only required for non-native English speakers)XXX
Review Checklist of Application MaterialsXXXX
Pay Fee and Submit ApplicationXXXX

Additional steps to complete the application:

Application materials submitted to:
GWSS does not receive mailed materials.

Official GRE Scores must be reported to UW institution code 4854XXXX
You do not need to send the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies a hard copy of your official transcript. If accepted into the program the Graduate School will request that you send your official transcripts directly to the Graduate School.

Limit your statement to 2 pages.



Feminist Cultural Production, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Globalization, Public Humanities, Queer Studies, Sexuality Studies, Social Justice, Women Studies,