Admission to the Graduate Specialization in Critical Gender Studies will be managed by the Director and Associate Director, in consultation with the CGS Core Faculty. At least one member of the student’s PhD committee must be a CGS affiliate faculty

Only students already admitted to a UCSD Ph.D. graduate program can apply to the specialization. Eligible students are those whose primary department affiliation is in any one of the following campus units: Anthropology, Communication, Ethnic Studies, History, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, and Theatre & Dance. Once admitted to the specialization, students will enroll in CGS 200, and will become eligible for teaching assistantships and other funding from the CGS program. The resulting degree will be (name of Ph.D. program) with a “Specialization in Critical Gender Studies.”

Applicants are required to submit the following items by Friday, Week 10 of fall quarter to be considered for the CGS Graduate Specialization:

  1. Letter of reference and support from your primary advisor 
  2. Name(s) of faculty who will be on your committee
  3. Research statement (250 words)
  4. Teaching statement (250 words)
  5. Statement of purpose relating CGS to your professional goals (500 words)
  6. Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max)


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Want to know more about the CGS Graduate Specialization admissions and application process?

Join us for our info session on Thursday, October 25th from

1-2:30pm at the Cross-Cultural Center, Conference Room.

Click here to apply.

Application period opens Monday, November 5th and

closes Friday, December 7th at midnight. 

Additionally, please send your Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max) and have your primary advisor send a confidential letter of recommendation to Critical Gender Studies at by midnight on Friday, December 7 (Week 10).