Graduate Certificate in Global Gender Policy

The graduate certificate in global gender policy allows students to gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to become world class leaders on gender equality issues in a multiplicity of roles. The program is designed for students interested in roles such as gender expert policymakers, advocates, practitioners, researchers, and change makers.

Visit the program website for additional program information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits, including one 3-credit core course and 12 credits in supporting courses. Up to 3 credits of skills courses may be applied to the supporting course requirements. 

See notes regarding special topics and skills courses.*

Core Requirement (3 credits):
IAFF 6102Global Gender Policy
Supporting Courses (12 credits)
At least three courses from the following:
ANTH 6501Gender and Sexuality
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Gender in International Education and Development)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Gender, War, and Peace) *
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Research Methods in Global Gender Issues) *
IAFF 6136Gender and Development
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Care of Women and Children in Complex Emergencies)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender and Development) *
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender, Disaster, and Development) *
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender, Power, and Sexuality in East Asia) *
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Violence, Gender, and Humanitarian Assistance) *
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Identity and CVE)
LAW 6350Domestic Violence Law
LAW 6394Sexuality and the Law
LAW 6570International Human Rights of Women
LAW 6608Feminist Legal Theory
PUBH 6399Topics in Health Policy (Reproductive Health Policy)
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
WGSS 2135A Study of Women and Media
WGSS 6220Fundamentals of Feminist Theory
WGSS 6221Research Issues in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 6230Global Feminisms
WGSS 6238Feminist Ethics and Policy Implications
WGSS 6240Gender and Public Policy
WGSS 6241Gender, Law, and Politics
WGSS 6268Race, Gender, and Class
WGSS 6270Seminar: Selected Topics **
Recommended Skills Courses
Up to three credits from the following can be applied to supporting course requirements:
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Advocating for Women's Rights) *
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Developing Effective Proposals)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Negotiation Skills)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Development)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Participatory Planning)
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (Gender Advisor: Roles and Skills) *
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (Gender Monitoring & Evaluation) *
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (Gender Responsive Budgeting) *
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (Political Analysis)
*These courses are directly affiliated with the Elliott School's Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs and are strongly recommended to be taken as part of students' program of study.
**Only specific topics that are determined by the director to be relevant to the student's program of study may be used to fulfill this requirement. Any topic intended to be used for this requirement must be approved by the director prior to enrollment. Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the director.

Additional information regarding skills courses is available on the Elliott School website.