Gender & Women's Studies

Graduate Certificate


The GWST Graduate Certificate provides a coherent, graduate-level grounding in the scholarship of Gender and Women's Studies and Feminist Theory, and prepares students interested in gaining leadership credentials in many fields to certify their expertise in women's issues. The certificate has a global emphasis, with selected courses focusing on intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture. The curriculum will also allow students to focus their graduate work on a specific professional track by registering for the GWST Internship which may be used to integrate professional work experience with scholarly research.

Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the social, cultural, and biological constructions of gender and sexuality. The program is founded on close collaboration between academic departments, allowing our students to work with methodologies that cross traditional academic disciplines.