Doctor of Philosophy in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies
TWU’s diverse campus and historical mission for women gives students who seek a comprehensive doctoral education in women’s and gender studies a unique opportunity to combine social justice issues with multicultural, transformational scholarship.
Our program aims to shape the field of women’s and gender studies for the 21st century by focusing on:
- A thorough, yet flexible curriculum of core courses, qualifying examinations on pedagogy and transdisciplinary studies, electives and research tools.
- A multi-emphasis on teaching, publications, and leadership in preparation for different academic and non-academic positions.
- Small classrooms to ensure quality instruction, personalized mentoring and close supervision of research.
- A strong, supportive staff from both our own and TWU's different academic units.
- Our graduates emerge from our program equipped with strong communication skills, holistic critical thinking proficiency and transformative teaching and leadership techniques.
Our graduates emerge from our program equipped with strong communication skills, holistic critical thinking proficiency and transformative teaching and leadership techniques.
- Degree Plan
- Course Rotation
- Upcoming Course Descriptions
- Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies Ph.D. Handbook (pdf)
- Graduate Application Advice (pdf)
- Research Methods Courses
- Doctoral Students
Admission to the PhD in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies
Dr. AnaLouise Keating
Fall only – February 15 (priority review), May 1
Applicants should have an understanding of the field of Women and Gender Studies and familiarity with feminist and/or womanist theories, as demonstrated through coursework in the field and/or by their personal statement.
- Students applying directly from the bachelor’s degree should have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA for their final 60 hours.
- Students applying with a master’s degree should have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in graduate-level course work.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
- Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Ph.D. in MWGS. Please attach all items as PDFs.
- Statement of purpose: a short essay (approximately 1,000 words) discussing the applicant’s personal and professional goals and how TWU’s Ph.D. program in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies can assist the applicant in meeting these goals.
- A writing sample: an academic paper not to exceed 6,500 words, not including notes and references.
- Current curriculum vitae or resumé.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can address the applicant’s past academic performance and future academic potential in the field of MWGS submitted as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to email@example.com. These letters should be from professors who have taught the applicant and can speak to the applicant’s abilities to perform well academically. Recommenders should include student name and "PhD in MWGS" in the subject line.
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Dr. AnaLouise Keating
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