Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA, Joint MA with Anthropology, English, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, or Sociology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Brandeis University's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers a Joint MA programs in conjunction with the following disciplines: Anthropology, English, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Sociology. The joint master's degree in women's, gender, and sexuality studies and another discipline may be pursued independently or in conjunction with a PhD in one of several fields.

Explore feminist and gender theories, knowledge, and methodologies. The Brandeis Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs provide a strong grounding in discipline-specific studies along with an interdisciplinary education in the theories, methods, and scholarship of women's, gender, and sexuality studies.  By introducing current research in a range of fields, the Joint MA degrees create cross disciplinary dialogue and prepare students for intellectual leadership in careers as diverse as public policy, education, social service, law, management, writing, and counseling. The Joint MA programs are for students who wish to strengthen their application to PhD programs or professional schools, as well as for students who would like to advance their chosen career.  


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree or the international equivalent prior to matriculation. Applicants are considered holistically on the basis of a number of factors. In most cases, previous work as an undergraduate major or as a formal minor (18 credits or more) is desirable. However, an applicant should always check with the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department concerning the suitability of previous academic work as it pertains to the degree program in question.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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