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The Department of Gender Studies began the first and only doctorate in the nation specifically in gender studies in the fall of 2006. We also offer a Ph.D. minor.

Our program builds on several decades of feminist work in women's studies and deliberately integrates research in the humanities and the social and/or natural sciences, a cutting-edge development in the field.

Our rich and interdisciplinary faculty include 12 core members, numerous joint appointments, more than 49 affiliates and over 120 scholars from around the University who are allied with our department. In addition, the Department actively collaborates with other units on campus - most notably the legendary Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction - in joint initiatives, conferences and colloquia, and special events.

The menu to your left provides more details about our Ph.D. program.

If you have any questions about the application process, do not hesitate to contact us.