Women & Gender Studies Institute

WGS Collaborative Program Application

Eligibility for Admission

In order to qualify for admission into the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS), applicants must be offered admission to a home graduate degree program.   Applicants to CWGS should have some background in Women’s Studies, Feminist Studies and/or Gender Studies.  Graduate students at the University of Toronto are under the auspices of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

DEADLINES

Students applying in the FALL TERM should submit a complete application by OCTOBER 15, 2013.
Students applying in the SPRING TERM should submit a complete application by MAY 1, 2014.

Complete applications should include a statement of intent pertaining to Women and Gender Studies, two letters of academic reference, and a copy of the graduate application file (including transcripts) from the home graduate degree program.

Application Procedure

Choose a prospective “home” graduate unit or graduate degree program; consult our list of collaborating programs.  Apply directly to the appropriate graduate degree program and comply with their application procedures.  Students will only be accepted into CWGS upon confirmation of their acceptance into the collaborating graduate program.

Complete CWGS applications should include a statement of intent pertaining to Women and Gender Studies, two letters of academic reference, and a copy of the graduate application file (including admission offer and transcripts) from the home graduate degree program.  For details, please read below.

CWGS Application Procedure:

  1. Applicant emails a two-page statement of intent focusing on work in women and gender studies to Marian Reed, Graduate Administrator, Women and Gender Studies Institute (grad.womenstudies@utoronto.ca).  You may ask your home graduate unit to forward the statement of intent submitted to that program, but only if it describes your research as it relates to Women and Gender Studies.
  2. At the applicant’s request, the home graduate unit sends a copy of the applicant’s offer of admission, reference letters, and transcripts to Marian Reed, Graduate Administrator, WGSI.  The applicant should make this request in writing, preferably by email.  For additional information regarding reference letters, please read below. 
  3. Please note that because of privacy concerns, the home department may not send copies of reference letters submitted to them.  However, you may simply ask the same referees to submit another copy of the letter submitted to the home unit, so long as that letter comments on your work in Women and Gender Studies. 

Send applications to Marian Reed, Graduate Administrator, Women and Gender Studies Institute Program Office grad.womenstudies@utoronto.ca.  The WGSI Graduate Admissions Committee will review all complete applications.  Accepted students are sent a letter outlining the program requirements; a copy of this letter is also sent to the home graduate unit for review and signature.