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Gender Studies Graduate Certificate


The graduate certificate in Gender Studies is designed for students who wish to receive post-baccalaureate training. The certificate is available to students with Bachelor's degrees and students enrolled in graduate degree programs. A student need not be enrolled in a degree program to earn the Gender Studies graduate certificate.

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Requirements For Admission Graduate certificate candidates must hold a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree and have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.75. Students must apply through the Graduate School for admission to the program and provide official transcripts of all previous undergraduate/graduate work and two letters of recommendation. The certificate can be earned independently of a Master’s degree or concurrently. Please visit Lucas 494 or contact the Assistant Director with questions or concerns.

Certificate Requirements Students must take at least 18 hours of Gender Studies courses at the 4000, 5000, and/or 6000 level.

  1. 3 hours must include a graduate feminist or gender theory course, which may be GS 5033 Advanced Sexuality and Gender Theory, GS 5040 Feminist Critical Theory, GS 4100 Power and Practice: Introduction to Feminist and Gender Theory or another theory course.
  2. 3 hours must include either a graduate internship or practicum, or final writing project, which may be an independent study GS 6452 Special Readings in Gender Studies, or a substantial research and writing project for a GS graduate seminar, which may be GS 6450 Seminar in Gender Studies, or other cross-listed, 5000 or 6000 level seminars.
  3. 12 hours must be at the 5000 level or above, while up to 6 hours of 4000-level courses may be taken for graduate credit, as long as student completes graduate-level work for the course.
  4. No more than 6 hours may be taken as Directed or Independent Study credit.