Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

The program focus is on feminist perspectives on women and gender as they intersect with sexualities, race, ethnicity, class, ability and age. It encourages research projects that encompass more than one area.

The program is interdisciplinary – drawing widely from the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, fine arts, education and law – sensitive to diversity and universal in approach to both Canadian and global issues.

More than 100 feminist scholars are associated with the Centre for Feminist Research, which invites students and internationally renowned researchers from more than 30 countries to special lectures, conferences and to collaborate on research.

Housed at York, the Nellie Langford Rowell Library is Canada’s most comprehensive library dedicated to women’s studies resources, with more than 7,000 books, 200 current periodicals and the quarterly feminist journal, Canadian Woman Studies/Les cahiers de la femme.

MA

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Major research paper AND
  • Thesis
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 1 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 13, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of intent (max. 1,000 words)
    • Sample of academic writing
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Comprehensive examination(s) AND
    • Dissertation
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 13, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of intent (max. 1,000 words)
    • Sample of academic writing
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3