Collaborative Specialization in Women & Gender Studies

Graduate Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS)

The Graduate Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) provides students with an opportunity for advanced feminist studies in concert with an MA or Ph.D. degree in another discipline.  The specialization offers a rich interdisciplinary environment in which to grapple with how gender and sexuality is tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, nation, global capitalism, violence, aesthetics, and other pressing concerns.

The CWGS is administered by the Women & Gender Studies Institute (WGSI). The CWGS brings together 37 graduate programs, more than 100 courses, and over 100 graduate faculty members across six faculties (Arts & Science, Information Studies, Law, Medicine, OISE, and Social Work). Our core faculty brings transnational feminist commitments to the study of diverse sites and their interconnection with particular focus on Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the United States.

Students who successfully complete the requirements of the collaborative specialization will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies” on their transcript, in addition to the master’s or doctoral degree from their home graduate unit.