Test Requirements: GRE General. TOEFL for non-native English speakers.
Official transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
A Personal Statement specifying your past experience, reasons for applying, and your areas of interests. It should explain your intellectual and personal goals, why you are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary degree rather than a more traditional disciplinary one, and how this degree fit into your intellectual and personal future.
A résumé listing academic background, work experience, honors, affiliations with professional organizations, papers presented at conferences, published work, language ability, etc
A writing sample (15-20 pages). Typically the writing sample will be an undergraduate senior thesis, a seminar paper, or an article or other published work.
Three letters of recommendation. Ideally the letters are from professors and scholars who can speak to the applicant's abilities and suitability for graduate study at Women's and Gender Studies. Letters from an academic in another discipline or from professionals would be acceptable.
While all the applications received are reviewed by faculty over a period of several weeks, the formal process for applying to the Ph.D. and MA program is handled centrally by the Rutgers Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who have been accepted will be notified by the Graduate Director and the Office of Admission. Please do not call the Department after the deadline to inquire about your application.