Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies

The Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies (GCWS) is a pioneering effort by faculty at MIT, Boston University, and other institutions in the Boston area to advance scholarship in the fields of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Graduate students at BU may take the team-taught, interdisciplinary courses for credit. Each fall, GCWS offers a “Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women’s and Gender Studies” in addition to other courses listed on their website.

For more information and application instructions, visit the GCWS website. Contact Professor Carrie Preston at with questions.

Boston Area Graduate Consortium

Graduate students in the Department of English are able to cross-register for graduate courses at other local academic institutions, including Boston College, Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Tufts University. During a given academic year, a student is permitted to cross-register only once. Cross-registrants should expect to satisfy all prerequisites and requirements for courses as indicated by the host institution. For more information, see the Graduate Bulletin.