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.
- Approaches to Women's Studies
- Feminist Pedagogy
- Feminist Theories and Women's Movements
- Women's Studies Colloquium
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Writing Sample: 10 pages maximum
- Writing Sample Two (optional)
- Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)
International52886 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
National52886 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State23808 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for College Park
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