Women's Studies, M.A. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 52886 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 52886 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23808 USD/year
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Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary and integrative program of study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at University of Maryland.


Students in the Women's Studies program from University of Maryland will be expected to develop a thorough grounding in the new scholarship on women; acquire an understanding of gender as a category of analysis; analyze and assess theories about the role of gender in systems of hierarchy and its intersection with other categories of difference, such as race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, disability, and age; develop competence in women’s studies theories, research methods, and pedagogy, including issues related to women’s diversity nationally and globally; and achieve competence in a selected area of specialization.

The Women’s Studies Department awards a small number of recruitment fellowships to selected candidates. Women’s Studies also awards teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and administrative assistantships as the primary forms of financial aid. These assistantships carry a stipend, benefits, and remission of tuition up to ten credit hours each semester.

Facilities and Special Resources

One of the leading scholarly journals in our field, Feminist Studies, is located on our campus. Some graduate students may be able to broaden their experience and enhance the applicability and marketability of their coursework by undertaking internships with the journal.

The University of Maryland Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity offers grant-getting potential and otherwise support the research endeavors of faculty in these fields. Grants funded through the Consortium will provide additional funding for Women’s Studies graduate students and invaluable research experience. High enrollment demand in Women’s Studies introductory CORE courses provide yet another opportunity for funding graduate student’s programs of study with teaching assistantships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Approaches to Women's Studies 
  •  Feminist Pedagogy 
  •  Feminist Theories and Women's Movements
  •  Women's Studies Colloquium 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample: 10 pages maximum
  • Writing Sample Two (optional)
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    52886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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