College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Women's and Gender Studies > Graduate Programs > Women's and Gender Studies (MA) > Admission Requirements
The MA in Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that begins its sequence of
classes in the Autumn quarter; we therefore only admit students to begin in the Autumn quarter of each year. Each cohort of students will take the core and capstone courses together, thus enabling a community of scholars to develop.
The annual application priority date is February 15. Applications received after February 15 will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications for the MSW-MA Program must be submitted no later than April 1.
is available at
www.depaul.edu/apply. Most application materials can either be uploaded through the application or e-mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at
GradDePaul@depaul.edu. If available from your undergraduate institution(s), official electronic transcripts can be emailed as well. Otherwise, hard copies of your transcripts should be mailed to the
DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Graduate Admission, 2400 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60614. Please make sure your name is on all documents.
Have you already applied? You can check the status of your application online using the login information that will be sent to you by email a day or two after you apply. You also may contact the LAS Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or
ADMISSION PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS:
For full admission consideration, students must submit their application online and submit the following supporting credentials.
Applications will not be forwarded to Women’s and Gender
Studies for review until all application materials are received:
One official transcript from a regionally accredited institution
that shows successful completion of a
Bachelor’s Degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
and official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. Please note: international students should visit the
for information about submitting official academic credentials.
Two letters of recommendation, with
at least one of the letter from an undergraduate professor. Letters can be uploaded through the online application or submitted (on letterhead in PDF format) directly to the Office of Graduate Admission at
GradDePaul@depaul.edu. If letters are e-mailed, the recommender must include the Letter of Recommendation Form
that indicates applicant’s
choice regarding right of access to the recommendation. This form is available on the WGS website.
Admission Essay (750 words)
in which you discuss your background and interests, situate
yourself within the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, and explain your interest in DePaul University’s graduate program. If you are applying for the dual MSW-MA in Women's and Gender Studies Program, please be sure to indicate this in the first paragraph of the essay and explain your interest in the dual degree.
A writing sample
(e.g., an upper-level undergraduate paper from a relevant course that indicates your preparedness for graduate study in our program).
(5) If you completed your undergraduate education outside of the U.S. and you are not a native speaker of English, a
score of 96/243/590 (internet/computer/paper) is also required. For the internet-based TOEFL, 22 is the minimum required score for each section.
is optional for all students. For information, or to set up a visit, contact Dr. Sanjukta, Graduate Director,
Women’s and Gender Studies at
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(773) 325-7315 or
Contact us with questions you may have concerning the graduate admission process. We will work with you to ensure you are ready to take the next step.