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Graduate School

Women's and Gender Studies - CGS


  • Major: Women's and Gender Studies
  • Degree: Certificate of Graduate Study
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

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See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Writing Sample (preferably on a Women's and Gender Studies topic)

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
  • Summer Semester


A Note from the Program

The Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate can be completed by students concurrently enrolled in other programs or by itself. Please send a hard copy of supporting application materials to the WGST Graduate Director, Daniel Jenkins, when applying to this program.

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