Graduate Admissions

Students who wish to pursue a PhD degree 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 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 (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.



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