Gender Studies at UMSL

Gender Studies Programs

  •  Undergraduate Certificate in Gender Studies
  •  Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies

Career Opportunities

  •  Education
  •  Family Services Coordination
  •  Human Support Services
  •  Nonprofit Direction
  •  Volunteer Services Coordination

Gender Studies draws on the rich body of interdisciplinary scholarship to investigate emerging theories and research on women, men, and gender fluidity as they intersect with race, class, culture, sex, policy, institutions, and human interactions. Faculty are dedicated to the promotion of the exchange of knowledge among people of different genders, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultural conditions.

What UMSL has to offer


The Gender Studies program offers undergraduate and graduate certificates in cooperation with most of the departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Education. The opportunity to earn an 18-hour certificate is available to all students pursuing a degree at the University of MissouriSt. Louis and to individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree from any university. Courses are offered full online, blended or in person to meet your schedule. And, gender studies courses are open to all students, whether or not they are working toward a certificate.

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