The Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) emphasizes
critical theory and analysis, allowing for work that interrogates feminist
discourses as well as those of other disciplines in the arts, humanities,
social sciences and natural sciences. By crossing the boundaries of traditional
fields of study, we seek to create new, coherent understandings of human
The program examines:
lives, conditions and contributions within their historical, social, cultural,
national and transnational contexts; and
how gender is constructed and negotiated within and across societies.
The MA in WGS
offers a cutting-edge curriculum that:
on the interconnectedness of local, global and transnational feminist theories,
methodologies, research, public policies and social movements.
to interlocking systems of oppression and privilege, gender, race, sexuality,
class, nation, etc.to address issues of power, resistance and social
feminist theories to activism and social justice.
communities through research, advocacy and service.
Flexible Locations and
core, and many elective courses, are offered during the evening.
WGS graduate program requires completion of 48 credit hours: five core courses,
five or six elective courses organized around a focus tailored to your needs,
and a capstone (thesis, practical/creative project or portfolio).
offerings are scheduled so that students will ordinarily complete the program
in two years.