The Graduate Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has an assistantship in Gender and Women’s Studies, which is held for two years by a student admitted to the Master’s program in one of the following departments or programs:
The Assistantship is designed to attract to the Graduate Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences outstanding students committed to Gender and Women’s Studies and to recognize the strength of the Graduate Division’s faculty resources in Gender and Women’s Studies across the humanities and social sciences. Because the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Villanova University emphasizes the links between theory and practice, academic learning and its application, we expect the holder of the assistantship to be a knowledgeable and active participant in the Gender and Women’s Studies community.
Applicants must apply directly to the Gender and Women’s Studies Assistantship Selection Committee any time after applying for admission to the Graduate School. The Selection Committee will only review applications submitted by candidates already admitted to the Graduate School. Graduate Directors or Chairs of individual departments and programs are also encouraged to identify outstanding applicants with demonstrated interest in and commitment to Gender and Women’s Studies and invite to apply for the Assistantship.
Students must submit to the Gender and Women’s Studies Assistantship Selection Committee copies of all materials submitted to Graduate Studies and to the individual department or program. In addition, applicants must submit a résumé; a letter of recommendation written by someone knowledgeable about the applicant’s interest in Gender and Women’s Studies; and a single-spaced one page essay (c. 500 words) discussing the intellectual, spiritual, social, and political dimensions of the applicant's commitment to Gender and Women’s Studies.