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Graduate Applicants

PhD Admissions MA Admissions International Admissions

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

Application Deadline

For priority consideration for Fall admission of the following year, applicants are encouraged to apply by the 1st of January

Application Instructions

Applicants must gather and submit the following materials with the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Academic Writing Sample (10-15 pages)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation. As part of the application, you will be asked to identify three individuals who will submit letters on your behalf. 
  • 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 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.) 
    • *For fall 2023 applications, the GRE continues to be recommended, but not mandatory.
  • International students should review the International Admissions tab for additional requirements.

Application Fee

The application fee is $75 (USD). After you formally submit your application, you will receive additional instructions for submitting your payment through the application system. Currently, UB accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, and eChecks.

Contact Us

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

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, Minor or Sexuality Studies 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 below. 

The PDF version of the form can be obtained by emailing

Major/Minor Declaration

Program Selection
Program Selection
If selecting Double or Joint major, enter your other program(s) here.
Ex: 50312345
Ex: Spring 2024

Contact Us

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