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Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies

How to Apply

Seminars offer MIT graduate credit, for students enrolled at participating institutions. Cross-registration and credit arrangements vary by institution. Students should consult with the Consortium staff and their academic advisors. Full participation in the seminar is expected of all students, regardless of credit status.


Each Consortium seminar is limited to 20. Graduate students at participating institutions are eligible to apply. Doctoral students receive priority; masters students and advanced undergraduates may be admitted if space permits. Auditors will not be admitted unless under the special permission of all faculty for the course.

Application Deadlines

Priority deadlines are as follows:
Fall 2012 application deadline: August 24, 2012
Spring 2013 application deadline: January 3, 2013
Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis until the seminar is filled. Those not admitted or put on a waiting list will be contacted by telephone immediately following the decision.

Application Process

Please fill out the online form below, or download and fill out the Student Application form (Word Document) and email or mail to:

Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge , MA 02139
T EL: (617) 324-2085; FAX: (617) 324-2090

After submitting the online form, email the GCWS to confirm the receipt of your application.

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Online Application Form

Course Title:
Student Status:
Projected Date of Graduation:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Work Phone:
Mailing Address:
Permanent Address:
Statment of Interest: Why do you want to take this course?
What are your academic interests?
What is your experience in this field?
How will this course further your studies /
help you achieve your academic goals?
*please limit response to less than 2 paragraphs.
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Application Deadlines

August 27, 2010

January 4, 2011

“I really appreciate the opportunities the Women’s Studies Consortium is offering to students in the Boston area, I hope the program grows in the future.”

— comment from a Consortium student