Simmons University

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Master of Arts in Gender/Cultural Studies


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Gender/Cultural Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Gender/Cultural Studies program examines intersecting systems of power and privilege, and the ways in which race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation are constructed within the United States and in international contexts. We foster a supportive, stimulating environment with small class sizes, diverse student cohorts, faculty mentors and a flexible curriculum.

Utilizing an intersectional approach, students master theory and engage with research in feminism, poststructuralism, queer theory, race theory, cultural studies and postcolonialism, and practice multi-perspective, multi-factored theoretical analyses.

With access to an interdisciplinary curriculum, you'll choose from a wide range of courses based on your academic interests and professional goals. Our students draw insight and inspiration from Africana Studies, Children's Literature, Economics, Education, English, History, Philosophy, Public Policy, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies. Students also gain access to the dynamic team-taught course offerings and resources of the nine member institutions in the The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (The GCWS).

Drawing from coursework in the humanities and social sciences, the GCS program offers flexible paths of study to suit careers in higher education, healthcare, social services, schools, and non-profits. Our students are prepared to pursue doctoral studies across a range of disciplines, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, English, Gender Studies, Race Studies, Sexuality Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies.


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International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services ( or the Center for Educational Documentation ( International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,085 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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