Master of Arts in the Field of Public Policy with a Concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Along with courses in feminist theory and empirical knowledge about women, gender, and sexuality in the United States and around the world, students take at least four policy courses in the GW Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Through the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum, students learn to analyze policies and structures of power, particularly as they are grounded in gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.
Graduates of the program apply their knowledge and skills to careers in government and as teachers, researchers, lobbyists, public affairs specialists, and advocacy organizations staff members; approximately one-third of program graduates go on to earn doctoral or other professional degrees. Credits earned in this program may be applied toward the PhD in public policy, gender and social policy degree program.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
36 credits. Students must complete either a thesis or practicum and a master's comprehensive examination.
|Required (36 credits of course work with or without a thesis)|
|WGSS 6220||Fundamentals of Feminist Theory|
|WGSS 6240||Gender and Public Policy|
|WGSS 6221||Research Issues in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
|Public Policy Core|
|PPPA 6002||Research Methods and Applied Statistics|
|PPPA 6006||Policy Analysis|
|PPPA 6010||Politics and The Policy Process (or approved alternative)|
|ECON 6217||Survey of Economics I (or approved alternative)|
|6 credits from one of the following options:|
|WGSS 6283||Practicum in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
& WGSS 6295
|Practicum in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
and Independent Research in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
& WGSS 6999
and Thesis Research
|Electives (9 credits)|
|All candidates are required to pass a Master's Comprehensive Examination|
This program is affiliated with the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.