What will I learn?

Course Requirements

Doctoral students are required to complete 56 units of course work. Gender Studies 375 and 495, and all 500-series courses may not be applied toward the 56-unit minimum course requirement for the degree.

Required courses:

Gender Studies core courses 201, 202, 203 and 204 (16 units). Beyond 201 (Methods in Gender Studies) four units (one course) of additional specialization or training in research methods outside the department is required, and will count toward elective units (should be completed in year two prior to second qualifying exam). An additional forty elective units (ten courses) are required. A maximum of eight units may consist of upper division undergraduate course work and/or graduate transfer credits from previous graduate course work that did not result in a degree.

Teaching assistants must enroll in Gender Studies 375 each quarter they hold a teaching appointment.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (Within six years)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.