Whose stories are we not hearing? How do feminist scholars and activists challenge those silences? Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) at University of Washington Bothell, historically referred to as Women's Studies, is a cutting edge interdisciplinary field that examines social and political realities shaped by gender, sexuality, and power.

Overview

We approach topics from transnational and intersectional perspectives, enabling students to analyze and address issues of gender, sexuality, and social difference at personal, historical, institutional, and structural levels. In our classes we study texts, histories, and experiences from the Global North and South, and examine gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, class, ethnicity, nation, ability, cisgender privilege and other forms of power.

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) at University of Washington Bothell is devoted to generating and bringing visibility to many kinds of feminist knowledge production such as women of color feminism, transfeminism, queer feminism, feminist science and technology studies, and more. GWSS scholars therefore represent a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, and conduct research in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and arts.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics of Sex Education
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Introduction to Feminist Studies
  • Women, Culture & Development
  • Women's Lives in Context

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    557

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR’s)
  • Submission of official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required for all students who did not complete most of their primary and secondary education in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36519 USD/year
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  • National

    11138 USD/year
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Funding

International students currently enrolled in the UW have access to limited institutional funding options such as merit-based scholarships, general scholarships open to all UW students, grants that support various student experiences, and on-campus student work positions. 

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