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Women’s and Gender Studies Program


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Apply today and begin to understand the world in ways that value gender equity, racial equality and social justice. 

 

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions manages online applications to the university and provides the most comprehensive information on the application process. The admissions office also provides the latest information on application deadlines and university scholarships for S.C. residents and nonresidents. So whether you are applying as a freshman, are looking to transfer to South Carolina or are planning to come to Columbia from another USC campus, you can check the requirements based on your current status and apply now.

 

Apply to Graduate School

The Graduate School coordinates online applications to our master's and doctoral programs. There may be supporting materials that are required along with your online application for graduate admission, so be sure to review the requirements before you apply.

 

If You're Already Enrolled in a USC Graduate Program

Our graduate certificate is a great complement to a number of other graduate programs. 

  1. Submit an "Update Request Form" to the Graduate School to request concurrent enrollment in a second program ($15). 
  2. Send a letter of intent to Dr. J. Daniel Jenkins, WGST Graduate Director, Jones PSC, Suite 109, 712 Main Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. The letter should explain why the WGST Graduate Certificate Program interests you, what you hope to gain from it, what you hope to contribute to it, and how it relates to your future plans.

Minimum entrance requirements will be the same as those required by the Graduate School. Commitment of Women’s and Gender studies will be assessed from the letters of recommendation and letter of intent.

 

If You Aren't Already Enrolled in a USC Graduate Program

Go to the Graduate School’s application portal and submit a completed application together with the following:

  1. Official transcripts;
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores; 
  3. Two letters of recommendation;
  4. A Statement of Intent explaining why the WGST Graduate Certificate Degree Program interests you, what you hope to gain from it, what you hope to contribute to it, and how it relates to your future plans; and
  5. Payment of a $50 application fee.

Dr. J. Daniel Jenkins, WGST Graduate Director, Jones PSC, Suite 109, 712 Main Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

The letter should be explain why the WGST Graduate Certificate Program interests you, what you hope to gain from it, what you hope to contribute to it, and how it relates to your future plans.