Master of Arts in the Field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
A master's degree program in women's, gender, and sexuality studies offers a grounding in both feminist theory and empirical knowledge about the condition of women in the United States and around the world. Students may tailor an interdisciplinary program to meet a wide array of interests in either applied women's, gender, and sexuality studies or in advanced interdisciplinary or discipline-based scholarship.
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.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 15 credits in required courses and 21 credits in elective courses. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is also required.
|WGSS 6220||Fundamentals of Feminist Theory|
|WGSS 6221||Research Issues in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
|WGSS 6225||Contemporary Feminist Theory|
|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 (taken for 3 credits each)
|With the advisor’s approval, students develop a four-course (12 credit) concentration. In addition, they take three elective courses (9 credits) that may or may not be related to their chosen concentration.|
|All candidates are required to pass a Master's Comprehensive Examination|
*Another course may be substituted with the advisor’s approval.