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WGSS | Graduate Certificate


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Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Admission to the Program

Open to students in enrolled in graduate degree programs, or with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. The College of Arts and Sciences uses a rolling admissions process and applications are accepted at all times. Apply online or visit the Graduate Admissions Website for additional information.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved course work with at least 6 credit hours at the 600-level or above, with grades of B or better
  • Grades of B- or lower in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.

Course Requirements

  • WGSS-500 Current Issues and Research in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3)
  • WGSS-600 Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Theory (3)
  • 9 credit hours with at least 3 credit hours at the 600-level or above in approved graduate-level courses, including WGSS-691 Internship. Consult the program director for approved courses offered by departments across the university.