Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificates

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Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

The purpose of the graduate certificate program is to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education which will broaden and/or give specialty focus to students’ Women’s and Gender studies. The program may particularly signify a student’s focus on one or more of the following: feminist scholarship, research or creative activity in a particular field of study; teaching interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies; or professional public service for/to women/girls/sexual minorities. The graduate certificate will augment and provide formal recognition to students’ work in this area, thereby enhancing their success in the academic and professional job markets.

Required courses for the certificate are WGS 5001, WGS 5123, and nine hours of electives, as approved by the Women's & Gender Studies graduate committee and director. No more than 3 hours may be taken as directed readings, independent study, or internship. Courses can be double counted between a graduate degree and a graduate certificate. However, courses cannot be double counted towards more than one graduate certificate.