Women and Gender Studies


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WGS Emergency Fund Scholarship


The purpose of the WGS Student Emergency Fund Scholarship is to support students in need of “emergency” funding. An emergency is broadly defined to include those categories not covered as part of the regular cost of attendance (i.e. NOT “tuition fees, books and supplies, meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses” per Financial Aid). During the first 3 years of this award (2016-2019) 30 students received a total of $11,269. 


The award is open to all graduate and undergraduate students majoring or minoring in WGS. Preference is given to graduate students and undergraduate majors, there is no GPA requirement, and there is no minimum award amount. The scholarship is open to all students, regardless of citizenship status. 

Contact the Department Chair for more information.

Emergency Fund Scholarship Application

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Admission to the Program

Before beginning the process, please go to the Division of Graduate Studies webpage and verify you meet all of the University requirements to enroll in a Post-Baccalaureate program. 


The most competitive candidates for admission to the Women and Gender Studies MA program will have a WGS major or minor, or a minimum of 9 to 12 undergraduate WGS or equivalent units with previous work in the feminist study of some or all of the following areas: race, gender, sexuality, colonialism, labor, and disability. Students are expected to possess a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted for the bachelor's degree.


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