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 department 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

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

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

Program Contact

Dr. Agatha Beins
940-898-2119
abeins@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA with supporting coursework in the liberal arts and sciences or interdisciplinary studies.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to womenstudies@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-MA in MWGS. Please attach all items as PDFs.
    • A written 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).
  3. Two references (preferably professors) familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional work should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to womenstudies@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "MA in MWGS" in the subject line.

Need More Information?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for information regarding our program requirements. Please fill out our digital contact form with your additional questions so we can accurately address your specific needs.

Page last updated 3:55 PM, July 18, 2019