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Ohio State University

Columbus , Ohio ,United States

Doctor of Philosophy in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The PhD in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies prepares students for advanced professional careers in academia as well as non-profit, private or public sector careers in fields such as law and public policy.

Graduate coursework prepares students for the intellectual capacity to read for their tailored candidacy exams, also to design and implement dissertations projects.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Test requirements

Although applicants may provide either a GRE or GMAT score, the GMAT is strongly preferred. 

GMAT: Fisher College requires a minimum total GMAT score of 600. In practice, a total GMAT score above 700 is generally required for an application to be competitive. A quantitative GMAT score in the high 40's or better is also preferred.

The minimum requirement for admission to an Ohio State graduate program is 16 years of study. This is usually 12 years of secondary school plus four years of post-secondary study at a college or university. If you only have three years of post-secondary study, you must complete one of the following:

  • A master's degree (or higher)
  • An approved post-graduate diploma
  • An additional year of university-level coursework

This work must be completed at an accredited university. Please note that we cannot give an absolute assurance that your academic documentation will qualify you for graduate study until we have reviewed your documents. When you apply, you must provide transcripts and degree statements for all post-secondary course work at a college or university.