MA, Women’s and Gender Studies

Study Format Online
Program Length 30 credits*, 20 months

33 Semester Hours for International Students*


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The MA and graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and leadership skills to benefit students in their professional, creative and intellectual lives. The Women’s and Gender Studies discipline is applicable for academics, educators, health care professionals, social service practitioners, activists, human rights workers, and law enforcement professionals who are concerned with issues of identity, equity, and citizenship both locally and globally. 

Program Objectives

The Master's Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies program will enable candidate to:

  • Engage in critical analysis of today’s most pressing issues while cultivating leadership skills to benefit students’ professional, creative and intellectual lives
  • Develop a knowledge base in global human rights perspectives with an emphasis on gender
  • Become familiar with current research on and theory in women’s and gender studies
  • Foster academic curiosity to encourage students engagement in ethical leadership and civic engagement
  • Develop an understanding of collective and individual identity policies to enhance students’ efficacy in their professions and communities
  • Develop an understanding of interdisciplinary frameworks to study gender as a field of inquiry and as a mode of analysis

 Program Requirements

  • Admission acceptance into the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
  • Completion of the Women’s and Gender Studies coursework
  • Completion of the capstone experience, the Seminar in Critical Praxis
  • International students complete a Seminar in Higher Education course during the first semester*
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