To our International Applicants
The Center for Women's and Gender Studies invites international applicants!
Looking for a Women's & Gender Studies MA program to build and strengthen your skills for academic and grassroots advocacy for women, gender, and human rights? Come to Texas and join the transnational conversation at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Apply for Funding:
With support from the Embrey Family Foundation, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies offers funding for international graduate students to become part of the growing Women’s Rights Initiative as you earn your Women’s & Gender Studies MA. Apply for funding to continue your work as the next generation of human rights advocates. (Our funding application will be posted at the bottom of this page.)
Be a Theorist:
We have an interdisciplinary faculty of over 250 faculty affiliates; over 80 of these faculty research and teach in relationship to women, gender, and human rights. These faculty will provide you with a foundation for your own research practice and teaching philosophy for women, gender, and human rights. Your participation in a learning community will take place outside the classroom as well: in partnership with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, we host a Research Cluster on Women, Gender, and Human Rights. Our Research Clusters are groups of faculty and students who come together to discuss and work on specific projects in relationship to a unifying theme.
Be a Researcher:
The University of Texas at Austin campus houses more than 14 libraries and includes the internationally renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the state-of-the-art Harry Ransom Center. The UT Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative digitizes oral histories, preserves fragile websites, and explores the ethics of information organization for social justice. In addition to these substantial archival resources, our faculty and students utilize interdisciplinary research methods including oral histories, cartography, literary analysis, statistical surveys, and more.
Be an Activist:
As the progressive state capitol of Texas, Austin is home to grassroots organizations advocating for human rights through legislation, arts, performance, music, media, and more. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies sustains connections with community organizations working on women, gender, and human rights. In conversation with these relationships and by building your own, you can connect your academic practice with local and international activists in Austin.
You will find more information at our Women's Rights Initiative menu. Please let us know if you have questions about the Women’s Rights Initiative, Austin, and the application process.
Annual Deadline for International Applicants: December 15th.IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU BEGIN, please save the linked PDF file to your computer (press ctrl + click, or right click on the link to save), then fill out the saved file from your computer. Click on the appropriate fields in order to fill out the PDF. You may use the "tab" key to help you navigate.
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