Graduate Options

McGill School of Environment Graduate Option


Students accepted to the Ph.D. program in Philosophy may register for the Environment Option with the permission of the Graduate Advisory Committee. The deadline for the completion of all coursework and the candidacy paper for these students will be extended six months from the normal deadline in order to accommodate the 9 credit additional course credits required for the option.

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Graduate Option in Gender & Women’s Studies


The Graduate Option in Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) provides graduate students with a cross-disciplinary specialization in feminist, women's, and gender studies. This Option is open to Ph.D. students at McGill University enrolled in the Department of Philosophy. During the application process, prospective students can specify their interest in the Graduate Option through uApply. There are no prerequisites to enter into the Option. However, previous coursework in gender and women's studies provides an ideal foundation for more in-depth study of and research in feminist scholarship.

Student supervision in the Option is undertaken by one's departmental supervisor who oversees student work, including choice of thesis, dissertation, or project topic. A student's PhD dissertation, MA thesis, or MA research project must be on a topic that significantly engages with issues of gender and/or women and/or feminism. For more information about GWS, visit the IGSF website.