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Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE)

The Department of Economics at American University in Washington DC is the first US University to offer a Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE). In addition to the Graduate Certificate on Gender Analysis in Economics detailed below, PGAE also encompasses:

  • Gender Analysis in Economics track in the MA in Economics:¬†Students who are interested in the MA Degree in Economics can take the Gender Analysis in Economics track in the MA in Economics, which involves 9 credit hours of core gender-related courses in economics and in feminist theory, 12 hours of economics core courses, and 15 additional credit hours of approved course electives.
  • Gender Analysis in Economics field in the PhD Program:¬†Gender Analysis in Economics is one of the applied fields a doctoral student in the PhD program can choose. Depending on their background, students may apply to the PhD program directly after completing either a BA or MA degree. If a student who has already completed either the Graduate Certificate on Gender Analysis in Economics or the Gender Analysis in Economics track in the MA in Economics is accepted into the PhD program, up to 36 credit hours can be counted toward the PhD.