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Application Procedure


The deadline for application is Friday, December 5.

How to Apply

All application materials should be submitted directly to the online application system. We cannot review your application until all required materials listed below are submitted successfully. To access the online application system, go to

Materials: What to submit:
Personal Information All required fields.
Application Information All required fields.
Educational Background Required: All information on previously attended educational institutions, unofficial transcripts, and GPA information. Use the [upload document] button to electronically submit your unofficial transcript or academic record for each institution.
Test Information - Self Reported Required. Report GRE scores and TOEFL where relevant.
Languages Optional. Provide this information if relevant to your application.
Awards and Activities Required.
Employment / Residence Information Optional. Provide this information if relevant to your application.
Financial Support Optional. Provide this information if relevant to your application. Please visit the "Funding" subsection of the "Graduate Programs" section in our website.
Legal agent / provacy statement Required.
Applicant Statements Statement #1: Required. 2-3 pages statement.
Statement #2: Required. 1 page statement.
Extenuating Circumstances: Optional.
Program Supplementary Information Graduate Program Additional Application: A one-page statement of examples from your life history that demonstrate your motivation or drive to succeed at past goals you have set.
Writing Sample: This should be a sample of scholarly writing on a topic related to femnist studies. Do not exceed 20 pages; the sample may be excerpted from a longer work.
Description of Research or Work Experience: Optional. Provide this information if relevant to your application.
Resumé or CV: Required.
Other Credentials: Optional. Provide this information if relevant to your application.
Upload 1 and 2: Do not submit.
Recommendations We require three letters of recommendation. Recommenders must upload their letters electronically. You will need to enter their names and contact information (e-mail) in the online application system. The department requires that you waive your right to examine the letters; check this option when prompted. Do not submit paper copies of the letters to the department.
The letters of recommendation should address the following:
a) The applicant's working relationship with the recommender.
b) The applicant's intellectual ability, ability in research, professional skills and creativity.
c) The quality of the applicant's previous work and promise of productive scholarship especially in the field of Feminist Studies.
For your benefit, please direct your recommenders to these criteria.
Downloadable Forms Do not submit.
Check Your Application You will have the opportunity to review your application materials before the final submission and payment.


If you have any additional questions, please contact the Feminist Studies Graduate Office at 612-624-6006 or at