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5-Year Integrated BA/MA Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies offers an integrated program to enable currently enrolled, highly motivated undergraduate students with strong intellectual capacities to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies and a Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies within a five-year period.

The Integrated BA/MA (WGS) program serves to highlight the intellectual rigor of the WGS program; promote opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue advanced study; improve student preparation for competitive PhD programs; and improve job market opportunities for Liberal Arts graduates.

WGS BA students begin taking graduate courses in their Junior year.  In the spring of their Senior year, they apply to the 5th Year through the online Apply Texas graduate school application (note: there is a different program code and deadline).

Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Academic Adviser in WGS before the end of their Sophomore year (if possible) to determine eligibility.

If you are a current UT Austin student and would like to schedule an appointment with the WGS Undergraduate Academic Adviser, please use https://calendly.com/ajsalcedo to find a day and time that work for you.


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    The University of Texas at Austin
    Burdine Hall 536
    2505 University Avenue, A4900
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-5765