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

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.

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 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 Recommenders should include student name and "MA in MWGS" in the subject line.

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.

Page last updated 9:52 AM, January 20, 2023