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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

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Our certificate program features a multidisciplinary faculty, curriculum and student body, and offers a range of opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship, professional development and community involvement.

The Certificate

Our certificate program can be completed in conjunction with a master's or doctoral degree in another discipline or as a stand-alone program for full-time students and working professionals. We also offer teaching and research assistantships to our students. 

Required Courses: 9 hours

  • WGST 701 (3)
  • WGST 702 (3)
  • WGST 797 (3)

Elective Courses: 9 hours

All electives must be approved by the Graduate Director.

TOTAL: 18 hours 

You may transfer no more than 9 hours of your certificate to another degree or certificate. At least 9 hours of the Master's Program of Study for your WGST certificate must be unique to the WGST certificate.


Our Faculty 

One of our program's greatest strengths is our multi-disciplinary faculty. We represent more than 50 departments and 11 schools and colleges, allowing our program to complement for diverse areas of study and professional development.

You can find our Gainful Employment Disclosure and the Graduate School General Information Gainful Employment Disclosure on the Graduate School website.