Applications including Queer Studies as a MAIS program are not being accepted for the 2024-25 academic year

The graduate minor in Queer Studies prepares students to examine how gender and sexuality are constructed and policed and, further, imagines liberatory futures for people of all genders and sexualities.

Centering itself on the activism and scholarship of women of color, transnational feminisms, Two-Spirit Indigenous people, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of color, this graduate option examines homophobia and transphobia's relationship with racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of power.

The Queer Studies minor is part of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduate program that offers a M.A. and Ph.D. degree. Learn more about WGSS »

Admissions Process

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MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.