Graduate Admissions

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 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 application, 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 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.)
  • International students should review the International Admissions tab for additional requirements.

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

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

Elizabeth Otto.

1035 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0523

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Previous Executive Director, 2013-2017 and 2018-2019
Humanities Institute
College of Arts and Sciences