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Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Gender Studies
Program Description

Doctoral programs at CEU are fully funded study programs with a standard duration of 4 years that award a US and an Austrian degree.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Gender Studies program seeks to contribute to the development of studies in gender which are interdisciplinary, integrative, and grounded in analyses of social processes, theories, institutions and the material conditions of life. The program aims to promote the study of gender and its correspondence with categories such as class, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation, and to do research on diversified patterns of social and cultural change. Students are encouraged to understand the complexity of gender. They will combine the critique of androcentrism with a critique of Eurocentric perspectives and epistemologies, particularly—but not exclusively—in Central and Eastern Europe. Within this framework, gender is understood as an element and product of processes of global, regional and local development.

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program

The Uses of Comparative and Integrative Perspectives for Women's and Gender Studies; Research Methods in Gender Studies; Intimacy, Sexuality and Citizenship

Entry Requirements for the Doctoral Program

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and a three-page research proposal. A research focus that complements the orientation of the department and/or faculty research interests is particularly welcome. In order to be eligible for admission into the doctoral program, applicants must hold a graduate (Master's) degree in any field.

Program level
Degree awarded
Program accreditation/registration
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Country of accreditation
United States
Type of degree
Standard Program duration
4 years
Start of the program
US degree credits
Austrian degree ECTS credits