University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Feminist and Gender Studies

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Women's Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,685


The primary objective of the Doctoral program is to prepare candidates for a career in teaching and research. The program, however, also prepares candidates for other careers by giving them a comprehensive foundation in feminist theory, methodology and analysis in a context that highlights the need for scholarship engaged with the realities of an increasingly transnational world. PhD graduates will have acquired and demonstrated their aptitude to produce scholarly work engaged with some of the most urgent issues in the global and local socio-political, cultural and economic landscape while identifying new directions for feminist scholarship and intervention. The doctoral program includes two fields: Gender, Power and Representations; and Women, Rights and Citizenship in a Globalized World. The program is offered full-time. Courses are offered both in English and in French. In accordance with University of Ottawa regulations, students can write their papers, exams, and theses in the official language of their choice (either English or French).


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be eligible for admission to the PhD program, students must hold a master’s degree (thesis or research paper) in women’s studies or a master’s degree with specialization in women’s studies and have a minimum average of 75% (B+) calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines. Applicants with a master’s degree in a related discipline will also be considered if the subject of their thesis or research paper is linked to women’s studies.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two letters of recommendation, a description of your research project and official transcripts of all universities attended are required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 13, 2022