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What will I learn?

Global gender studies offers today's students courses in three clusters: cultures and identities, women and global citizenship, and gender and public policy. The courses within each concentration recognize developing trends in studies of gender issues in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Our objective is to link local and global knowledge, so as to prepare students with the capacity to link gender and history, literature and policy, and to be able to apply these to graduate work and practical employment.

Degree Requirements

The MA in Global Gender Studies degree is based on graduate coursework and original scholarship in the form of a master’s paper or creative project written under the supervision of at least two faculty.

A total of 32 credits are required for the MA degree in Global Gender Studies, out of which at least 21 credits must be taken in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Core Requirements

  • One theory course (Readings in Feminist Theory)
  • One methods course (Quantitative Research Methods or Ethnographic Methods)
  • Five additional graduate seminars
  • Master's thesis or project and an oral defense

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related technical field, such as math, physics, behavioral sciences or health sciences. Appropriate academic background varies by graduate specialization. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all undergraduate work undertaken during the last two years of the applicant's studies.

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university; Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses; Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

The minimum TOEFL scores required for each of the forms of the exam are 1) 550 for the paper-based test (TOEFL PBT); 2) 213 for the computer based test (TOEFL CBT); and 3) 79 for the Internet based test (TOEFL IBT)

For priority consideration for Fall admission of the following year, applicants are encouraged to apply by the first Friday in February.

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