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Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies

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.

Admission Requirements

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • No more than 6 hours may be taken as Directed or Independent Study credit.