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Certificate Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies extends graduate students' work in other disciplines by exploring feminist theoretical perspectives and analyzing the structural and interpersonal dimensions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Students complete nine hours of coursework together with a thesis or dissertation addressing an issue of gender, sexuality or other WGS topics in a significant way. 
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Admission Requirements

Graduate standing in primary discipline and director approval.

Course Requirements

The WGS Graduate Certificate requires 9 hours of coursework, including WGS 5914 Feminist Theory and WGS 5924 Feminist Research Methodologies.  Other courses must be either WGS courses or WGS-approved from other disciplines.  Thesis or dissertation must address gender, sexuality or other WGS topics and have at least one WGS faculty member or affiliate faculty member from other departments on the committee.

Additional Information

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