The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies serves as a strategic credential that can enhance a variety of graduate degree programs. It can also stand alone as a complement to any undergraduate degree. The interdisciplinary and intersectional nature of Women and Gender Studies makes the Certificate an ideal program addition for students interested in careers in higher education, law, social justice, industry, government, criminal justice, business, and the nonprofit work sector. The certificate also offers students knowledge and research skills well suited for further masters or doctoral pursuits across a variety of fields. The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies provides students with rigorous interdisciplinary training that links Women and Gender research to conversations taking place within global and diverse living and learning communities.
Program Design and Requirements: (12 Credits)
Coursework for the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies involves one core course in feminist theory, one core course in feminist research methods, and six credits of advanced courses on women and gender across the disciplines. Curriculum sequence is as follows:
Core Certificate Program Requirements: (6 Credits)
- One of the following two courses:
- WMS 509 Feminist Theory
- WMS 523 Black Feminist Theory
- WMS 511 Feminist Research Methods
Two Elective Courses: (6 Credits)
Students may choose elective coursework from graduate departments across the college that address the study of women and gender, courses in the Women and Gender Studies Department, and appropriate directed readings or independent study courses.