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Graduate Applicants


Students who wish to pursue an MA in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies must submit an online application: 

Application Deadlines

For priority consideration for Fall admission of the following year, applicants are encouraged to apply by the first Friday in February. The department will review applications intermittently after the initial deadline and make any additional admissions decisions on a rolling basis. 

Please note: The earlier an application is submitted, the more likely it is to be considered for any available financial assistance. 

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an application, applicants must gather and submit the following materials. 
All documents must be attached to your 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.)
  • International students should review additional requirements below.

Note: GRE scores are NOT REQUIRED for Master's applicants.

Application Fees

The graduate application fee is $75 U.S. (payable online via ePay or by check or money order made payable to the University at Buffalo). 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.


Contact Us

For 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

The form can be obtained in the department office or by contacting the director of undergraduate studies.

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