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Women and Gender Studies

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Dedicated to the merging of research, teaching, and activism, the Women and Gender Studies concentration from George Mason University is extraordinary in two respects.


First, our commitment to a multidisciplinary pedagogy ensures that you’ll have the opportunity to explore the courses throughout the university that advance your intellectual and professional goals.  Second, we are a community.  Here, students, faculty and staff find a welcoming home that supports their work and personal development, both inside and outside the classroom.

You will study with renowned faculty whose research emphasizes the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, class, age, disability, nation, religion and other social categories. George Mason University faculty expertise includes human rights and marginalized sexual identities, the gendered and raced determinants of heath inequality, inequalities in social institutions and organization, and sexual and intimate partner violence.

In addition to their coursework,  Women and Gender Studies students participate in internships such as at the American Associate of University Women and the Fairfax County Office of Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, or in public service activities.  Students work with organizations that support trans and queer communities, sex workers, women, and immigrants.  They help organize and participate in an annual gender research conference that showcases student, faculty and staff scholarship and presents creative work by Mason and community members. 

The diversity—including sexual, gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability status, religion, and nation—within the women and gender studies community grounds an informed and multi-perspective discussion in and outside the classroom.  Students also benefit from the program’s proximity to the Washington, D.C, area, with its abundant non-profits, service organizations, and research opportunities.

Students may explore the possibility of dual master’s degrees.  George Mason undergraduates in any major can pursue this degree on an accelerated track. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Feminist Theories across the Disciplines
  • Women and Global Issues
  • Feminist Approaches to Social Research
  • Social Dynamics of Family Violence
  • Gender and Violence in Social Institutions
  • Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies
  • Transnational Sexualities
  • Gender, Sexuality, and International Migration
  • Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies
  • Queer Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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