Master of Arts in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies

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As the only free-standing women’s studies master’s program offered in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, our program inspires our graduate students to closely examine the differences and similarities of diverse peoples through our rigorous, yet flexible interdisciplinary curriculum.

Through coursework, research and community service, our graduate students also investigate the ways gender and other identity categories function as social constructions through the study of women's experiences in political, cultural, religious, biological and intellectual contexts.

Take charge of your own learning

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We help our graduate students achieve both personal and professional goals by offering them:

  • Small classrooms
  • Self-directed, flexible degree plans that accommodate working students
  • One of the top-ten most diverse campuses in the U.S.
  • Online and traditionally formatted courses
  • Nationally-recognized faculty members representing a broad range of research interests and backgrounds
  • Unlimited access to the Woman’s Collection in the Blagg-Huey Library — the largest university depository for research material about women in the south and southwest

Information session

April 25, 2024, 3-4 p.m.
In person: Old Main Building, room 410

Admission to the M.A. in Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies

Program Contact

Dr. Agatha Beins

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA with supporting coursework in the liberal arts and sciences or interdisciplinary studies.
  • Collect and submit the following documents into the application:
    • A written personal statement about the applicant’s background, interests, and goals and how TWU's M.A. program in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies can assist the applicant in meeting these goals. The statement should be approximately 1,000 words.
    • A writing sample, preferably from an academic course, that is at least 1,300 words and does not exceed 2,600 words (excluding notes and references).
    • Email addresses for two individuals familiar with your academic capabilities, who can provide letters of recommendation to be requested through and submitted into the application.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

Need more information?

Contact MA program coordinator Agatha Beins, PhD, at to learn more about our master's program or:

Please fill out our digital contact form so we can accurately address your specific needs.

You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for information regarding our program requirements.

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