Graduate and Professional Admissions

Page content

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies - Doctor of Philosophy

wgss.osu.edu/graduate 286 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-1021
fax: 614-292-0276
email: stotlar.1@osu.edu

The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University offers MA and PhD degrees in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as a graduate minor. Graduate students in the MA and PhD programs are part of a challenging environment with unique opportunities for teaching and research. These students will work with some of the finest feminist scholars in the country.

The PhD program prepares students for careers in research, teaching, government agencies, political and educational organizations, and foundations. Students are expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical background in women's, gender and sexuality studies, or a related discipline, pass a candidacy examination covering a primary and two secondary specializations, and successfully write and defend a dissertation. Central to this mission is an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and scholarship. The program is organized around feminist lines of inquiry that cut across disciplines and traditional categories of knowledge.

Students choose one major and two minor areas of concentration from four fields of specialization:

  • Global and Transnational Feminisms
  • Race, Sexualities, and Social Justice
  • Narrative, Culture, and Representation
  • Power, Institutions, and Economies