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Graduate Applicants



International applicants should first review all UB requirements for International Student Admission. In addition to all application requirements for the Global Gender and Sexuality Studies PhD or MA programs, international applicants must also submit:

  • The International Student Graduate Financial Form, as well as certified bank statements proving the information submitted on the financial form. (These should be submitted with your GrADMit application.)
  • Official TOEFL scores (taken in the last two years). TOEFL scores should be submitted to the department via (Not the GrAdMIT application.) The institution code is 2925

Minimum Score Requirements:

The minimum TOEFL scores required for each of the forms of the exam are 1) 550 for the paper-based test (TOEFL PBT); 2) 213 for the computer based test (TOEFL CBT); and 3) 79 for the Internet based test (TOEFL IBT).

The University at Buffalo does not currently require minimum cut-off scores for the four individual subsections. Though there is no required minimum section score, most accepted students are expected to achieve the following section scores: Reading: 19/30; Listening: 15/30; Speaking: 19/30; Writing: 19/30.

Contact Us

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

Arabella Lyon.

1027 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0677

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

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
1030 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, associate professor.

1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306

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