M.A. On Campus

Women's and Gender Studies

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
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The Women's and Gender Studies MA program from DePaul University emphasizes critical theory and analysis in examining women's lives, conditions and contributions within their historical, social, cultural, national and transnational contexts.


Take a critical look at how gender, race, class and other systems of power are constructed in society.

The curriculum:

  • Focuses on the interconnectedness of local and global and feminist theories, methodologies, research, public policies and social movements
  • Addresses issues of power, resistance and social transformation
  • Connects feminist theories to activism and social justice
  • Engages communities through research, advocacy and service

Courses are offered in the evening at the Lincoln Park Campus and the Women’s and Gender Studies MA program from DePaul University can be completed in two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Feminist Theories
  • Globalization, Transnationalism, and Gender
  • Methods and Scholarship in Women's & Gender Studies
  • Contentions in Feminist and Gender Theorizing: New Directions
  • Final Project Independent Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

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General requirements

  • One official transcript from a regionally accredited institution that shows successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. 
  • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one of the letter from an undergraduate professor. 
  • Admission Essay (750 words) in which you discuss your background and interests, situate yourself within the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, and explain your interest in DePaul University’s graduate program.
  • A writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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