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Joint PhD Programs


Application deadlines are:

  • December 1 - Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies and 
  • December 1 - History and Women's and Gender Studies
  • December 15 - English and Women's and Gender Studies.


The University of Michigan Women’s and Gender Studies Department has three joint interdisciplinary PhD options. The joint degree is unique in that it combines grounding in one of three disciplines, training in feminist theories and methodologies, and interdisciplinary coursework in Women’s and Gender Studies. We do not offer a freestanding Women’s and Gender Studies PhD program. The joint PhD programs are:

By choosing one of our joint PhD degrees, students benefit from:

  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary research and mentoring with a diverse faculty community dedicated to excellence
  • An active cohort of students involved in both Women’s and Gender Studies and another discipline
  • The intellectual and financial resources of a top-tier research university
  • A stellar placement record for graduates of our joint PhD programs

For more information on applying and admissions to the joint PhD programs, please visit our prospective student page for more information.