The Joint M.A. Experience
"My gender-related classes taught me many things, including the importance of looking at the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender to locate diverse forms of inequalities. Yet these classes also inspired me with empowering stories, experiences and demonstrations of ordinary women’s successes and struggles against inequality."
-Nurjan Mamajunusova, M.A. '09
Joint M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and Anthropology
Admissions and Financial Aid
For specific admission requirements, see the Brandeis University Bulletin section of the home department in which you would be pursuing a joint degree.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has an online admissions form, which is strongly preferred. However, you may also submit a hard-copy application by downloading and printing out an application form (pdf). More details about the application and deadlines are available at the Graduate School Web site.
The university has a generous array of tuition scholarships, fellowships and loan opportunities. Details can be found at the Graduate School Web site. Please note that if you finish your residency requirement, but still have courses left to take for your degree, you can do so at a very discounted rate. Click here for more information.
The Women's and Gender Studies Program offers modest financial support for those students who cannot afford childcare that would enable them to attend required M.A. courses. Students who demonstrate financial need may apply for childcare stipends while they are attending a degree-required course (not elective courses). Please contact the WGS program office for additional information.