How to Apply

Master’s Program


Applications for the Master of Arts program should include

  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test
  • Official transcript from each previous institution
  • An application data sheet and statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Additionally, applicants should have taken at least an introductory women’s studies course or its equivalent, or take it before enrolling in the graduate program.

Review admissions criteria in the UA Graduate Catalog.

Apply to the Graduate School.

Financial Support

The Department of Gender and Race Studies offers a limited number of graduate assistantships, which are awarded on a competitive basis. Assistantships include a tuition scholarship for fall and spring sessions, doubling the value of the award.

If you plan to apply for an assistantship or financial aid, your application should be filed by February 15.

Certificate Program

To be considered for the certificate program, students must submit a letter of intent and a proposed plan of study to Dr. Utz McKnight, Director of Graduate Studies. The letter of intent and plan of study will be reviewed by a core faculty member and approved by the Chair and the Director of Graduate Studies.

If the proposed Plan of Study requires revision, the prospective student will consult with the Director of Graduate Studies to receive feedback, then re-submit the revised document for approval.