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Graduate Certificate

While the department of Women’s and Gender Studies does not currently have a program leading to a Master’s or Ph.D, the department does offer a Graduate Certificate.

A student who is unconditionally admitted to the Graduate School may earn a WGS Graduate Certificate as an unclassified graduate student, as a complement to an individually designed interdisciplinary master’s degree with a focus on women’s studies, or as an enhancement to a graduate degree in another discipline. For more information see the Graduate Certificate link above, or contact the Graduate School directly.

Graduate Certificate Program in WGS – Information

Requirements 24 SCH
WGS Core courses 12-16
Graduate courses offered in other departments 8-12
  • No more than 8 student credit hours (SCH) may be taken pass/no pass without specific approval.
  • No more than 4 student credit hours (SCH) of Reading & Conference (WGS 605) and Practicum (WGS 609) can be applied the certificate.
  • It is recommended that students seeking employment in gender studies who have not taken Women, Difference and Power (WGS 101) or its equivalent enroll in either Practicum (WGS 609) to facilitate a discussion group for WGS 101 or in a feminist pedagogy alternative.

Applicants should arrange an appointment with the Department Head.


For applications and worksheets, please see the Forms & Applications page.