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Political Science - Gender and Women's Studies

McGill University

48 months
16750 CAD/year
2726 CAD/year
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The graduate option in Political Science - Gender and Women's Studies from McGill University is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet the degree requirements in Political Science and who wish to earn 6 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women's studies, and issues in feminist research and methods.


This Political Science - Gender and Women's Studies PhD from McGill University is a cross-disciplinary specialization run by the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. The student's doctoral thesis must be on a topic centrally related to gender and/or women's studies. 

What you'll study

The Ph.D. in Political Science; Gender and Women’s Studies focuses on gender and women studies of the foundation in political science theory and methods in the following political science subfields: international relations, comparative politics, Canadian politics, and political theory. Broad training is provided in the discipline and specialization in two major fields of choice is required. 

Training in feminist research methods and theories is required. Comprehensive exams in two fields are taken in the first and/or second year of study, in consultation with supervisors, field coordinators, and the Graduate Program Director. Participation in a research symposium that brings together gender studies’ researchers from across disciplines is mandatory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Written Examination Second Field
  • Ph.D. Oral Comprehensive Examination
  • Feminist Theories and Methods
  • Feminist Research Symposium
  • PhD Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students holding a master’s degree in political science may be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program. In some instances, outstanding students with a B.A. in Political Science may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program without having completed an M.A. degree. They will be considered Ph.D. 1.
  • All applicants, including those who have done their undergraduate work at McGill, must submit two letters of reference. It is recommended that you contact your referees at least a month in advance of the deadline. Applications that do not have references by January 15 will not be considered.
  • Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian/American institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit TOEFL scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16750 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    2726 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 CAD per semester during 48 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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