Ph.D. On Campus

Communication Studies - Gender and Women's Studies

McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2624 CAD/year
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The graduate option in Communication Studies - Gender and Women's Studies from McGill University provides graduate students obtaining degrees in a variety of participating departments and faculties with a cross-disciplinary specialization in feminist, women's, and gender studies.  


Students at McGill University who pursue this Communication Studies - Gender and Women's Studies option obtain a graduate degree in their own department as well as an “option/concentration” in GWS. Thus, the graduate option in Gender and Women’s Studies will appear on a student’s transcript along with the Ph.D.

Key Features 

  • The option was developed by the Women's Studies program in response to needs expressed by the Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship (GGFS) and to the range of inquiries the Women's Studies program regularly receives from potential students interested in graduate-level work with a feminist focus at McGill University. 
  • There are no prerequisites to enter into the option. However, undergraduate or graduate courses in gender or women’s studies provide an ideal foundation for more in-depth study of, and research in, feminist scholarship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Staff-Student Colloquium
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Feminist Theories and Methods
  • Feminist Research Symposium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research Proposal (Research Statement) – at least 500 words
  • Written Work – two examples of academic writing
  • C.V.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16122 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2624 CAD per year during 36 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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