Gender and Cultural Studies, M.A. | Simmons University | Boston, United States
24 months
1125 USD/credit 18000 USD/year
1125 USD/credit 18000 USD/year
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Simmons University's Master of Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies (GCS) program examines intersecting systems of power and privilege and the ways in which race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ability, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation are constructed within the United States and in international contexts. 


Simmons University fosters a supportive, stimulating environment with small class sizes, diverse student cohorts, faculty mentors, and a flexible curriculum. The master’s degree consists of 32 credit hours. Most students complete the degree in four semesters of study over two years. Part-time students may take up to five years to complete the degree

Why study Gender and Cultural Studies?

At Simmons University, the Gender and Cultural Studies program strives to prepare and inspire the next generation of scholars, educators, activists, entrepreneurs, and professional leaders. We place special emphasis on research-based, action-oriented inquiry. Our students locate themselves in key debates within the fields of feminist studies and critical race studies, take a stand on issues and problems, and publicly offer solutions.

At Simmons, you will learn how to:

  • Engage with research in feminism, critical race studies, queer theory,  and cultural studies.
  • Situate current realities of gender, sexuality, race, ability, class, and culture within broader, intersectional, historical and geopolitical contexts
  • Translate those insights into public settings, and make broadly significant, culturally impactful interventions

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Feminism and Literature
  • Issues in International Studies
  • Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Narratives
  • Feminism and Economic Difference
  • Race Theory
  • Feminist International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Spring (January): Rolling admission after priority deadline. 


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of purpose that addresses the following questions: What are your reasons for applying to this program? What factors led you to select it? What areas of gender and cultural studies are of greatest interest to you? How does our interdisciplinary approach relate to the work that you hope to do in the program? 
  • Two short answer questions
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic sources
  • An analytical writing sample that focuses on gender or cultural studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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