Academic Programs

grad school info buttonApplying for the MA in WGS

Access to UNCG’s online application system is through Apply Yourself. You can begin an application at any time, save the results, and return to complete the application at your convenience.

The priority deadline for application to the WGS MA programs is February 1. Your application must be submitted and complete (see below) by this date to be given first priority for assistantships, funding, including stipends, scholarships, and tuition waivers. Applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline, but access to funding will be limited depending on budgets.

Women’s and Gender Studies will not be able to view your application or make a decision on your admission until your application is submitted and complete. Your application is complete when the following are received:

  • Application fee. You have paid the application fee.
  • Official GRE scores. Your GRE scores are received by the Graduate School. The school code for UNCG is 5913. These scores cannot be more than five years old.
  • Three recommendations. We require three recommendations from either professors (preferred) or employers. ApplyYourself allows you to enter e-mail addresses for your recommenders so that they may complete an online form and/or upload a letter.
  • Official transcripts can be uploaded to Apply Yourself by your institution or
    if mailed should go to:
    • The Graduate School
      The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
      241 Mossman Building
      1202 Spring Garden Street
      Greensboro, NC 27412
  • Supplemental Documents for WGS uploaded in Apply Yourself
    a. An academic writing sample
    b. A statement of purpose indicating why this program fits with your personal, academic
    or professional experience and goals
    c. A resume/CV (if you are applying for an assistantship or other support)

International Students: Non-native speakers of English with international transcripts, regardless of U.S. citizenship, must validate proficiency in the English language. Please see the Graduate School’s International Application Requirements for more information.

International students who are in the United States on or intending to be on a temporary non-immigrant F-1 visa are required to certify that they have adequate financial resources to cover the cost of tuition and fees, accommodation and meals, insurance, and other living expenses. UNCG cannot issue the I-20 Form until it receives the completed financial forms and supporting bank/sponsor documents. International students should go to the International Program Center’s web page for more information.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the WGS Director of Graduate Studies.

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