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Graduate Applicants

PhD Admissions MA Admissions International Admissions

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. 
  • Official TOEFL scores (taken in the last two years). TOEFL scores should be submitted to the department via  The institution code is 2925
  • The TOEFL Essentials test is temporarily approved for the purposes of meeting English language proficiency requirements for admission to all UB degree programs up to and including spring semester 2024. The UB minimum score requirement for the TOEFL Essentials is 8.5.

Minimum Score Requirements:

The minimum TOEFL scores required are 550 for the paper-based test (TOEFL PBT); and 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

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.