Women's and Gender Studies (MA), Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree


The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Women's and Gender Studies (MA)

Students interested in applying to the BA + MA programs in Women’s and Gender Studies should contact the Graduate Director of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dr. Sanjukta Mukherjee smukher8@depaul.edu

All current DePaul undergraduate students with junior status (at least 88.0 credits) with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall are invited to apply for the Universal Combined Degree BA MA Program in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. You do not need to be a WGS major to apply!!

If you have taken a minimum of TWO WGS or WGS-related courses (for example in the allied fields of African and Black Diaspora Studies, English, Geography, Global Asian Studies, History, International Studies, Islamic World Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Sociology, Peace and Justice Studies, among others) and can demonstrate strong critical analytic research, writing, and communication skills you can be considered for the Universal Combined Degree.

Application Process

Students must submit the following application materials to Dr. Sanjukta Mukherjee (smukher8@depaul.edu) Graduate Director by May 31:

  1. A Statement of Purpose (500-750 words) explaining why the student is seeking admission to the program – including specific goals and interests.
  2. A copy of the undergraduate unofficial transcript.
  3. A research-based paper as a writing sample (e.g., a copy of a paper from a relevant undergraduate course) of approximately 2000 words.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors who can speak to your interest in and commitment to Women’s and Gender Studies. Please ask your professors to directly submit letters of recommendation to Dr. Sanjukta Mukherjee (smukher8@depaul.edu ).