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The Graduate Program in Women's Studies offers an MA and a PhD in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies to full-time and part-time students. Our Program is fundamentally interdisciplinary in formation and practice. One of our primary goals is to develop and apply a feminist analytical perspective to teaching and research on women and gender as they intersect with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, ability, and age.  A second goal is to provide rigorous interdisciplinary training that provides students with the tools to enact social transformation in theory and praxis and enables students to conduct research and analysis both within and outside academia.




We have recently made some important changes to our curriculum and degree requirements.  Students are subject to the requirements that are in place in the year they enter the program.  Please see the degree requirements for details.



The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies is a new name for what used to be the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies. 

This name change reflects the ways in which the field has expanded and diversified since the program started in 1992 and makes explicit the program’s critical engagement with the breadth of feminist scholarship and gender studies.

We are currently revising this website, email addresses and all program documents to reflect the new name. 



News and Events


              A warm welcome to our new Graduate Program Director - Prof. Ratiba Hadj-Moussa


Guide to Archival Resources for Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies at York University Archives:

Click here for more information


GS News & Events


See here for details about registering and enroling in courses.

Deadline for Applying to MA and PhD Programs in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies: December 17, 2013. See here for details.

Important dates for graduate students