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Graduate Applicants

Students who wish to pursue a PhD degree in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies must submit an online application via the GrAdMIT system: 

Application Deadlines

For priority consideration for Fall admission of the following year, applicants are encouraged to apply by the first Friday in January

The department will review applications intermittently after the initial deadline and make any additional admissions decisions on a rolling basis. 

Application Instructions

In addition to completing the GrAdMIT form, applicants must gather and submit the following materials. 
All documents must be attached to your online application, with the exception of your official GRE score sheet, which you must request from ETS:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Academic Writing Sample (10-15 pages)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation. As part of the GrAdMIT application, you will be asked to identify three individuals who will submit letters on your behalf. Once an application is submitted for final review, these individuals will receive an automated email requesting that they upload their recommendation letter.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended, to include all undergraduate or graduate coursework. (Official transcripts will be required upon admission.)
  • Official GRE score report. GRE scores should be submitted to the department via ETS.org. (Not the GrAdMIT application.) The institution code is 2925. (Note: If other application materials are deemed strong enough to warrant admission, the Admissions Committee may waive this requirement at its sole discretion if the applicant makes a compelling case for it.)
  • International students should review additional requirements below.

Application Fees

The graduate application fee is $75 U.S. After you formally submit your application, you will receive an email with additional instructions for submitting your payment. Currently, UB accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

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Contact Us

With questions about the graduate application process, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies. 

Arabella Lyon

323 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0677

alyon@acsu.buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
President of the SUNY Council on Writing
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences

323 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0677

alyon@acsu.buffalo.edu

Undergraduate Applicants

Step 1: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing global gender and sexuality studies must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. All relevant information, including admissions criteria; the online application; dates and deadlines; and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.

Step 2: Apply to the GGSs Major, Joint Major, Double Major or Minor

Current UB undergraduate students who are interested in majoring or minoring in Global Gender Studies must complete and submit the Undergraduate Major/Minor Declaration Form to:

Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
University at Buffalo
1004 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Contact Us

With questions about the application procedure or to schedule an advising appointment, please contact Marla Segol, director of undergraduate studies.

Marla Segol

1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306

marlaseg@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department of Jewish Thought
College of Arts and Sciences

1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306

marlaseg@buffalo.edu