Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
The Department of Women and Gender Studies offers a Master of Arts degree. The program focuses on women, gender, and feminism in transnational and multicultural contexts, preparing students to engage critically with analytical categories such as gender, race, sexuality, nation, class, labor, and able-bodiedness. Students study how bodies, families, communities, and nations are gendered in specific cultural and historical locations and investigate connections to their own lives, roles, and contributions.Learn More about Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
Women & Gender Studies Graduate Student Handbook
We have created a Handbook for all Master's students that includes a history of the department, how to apply to the program, financing available, and other resources.Learn More about Women & Gender Studies Graduate Student Handbook
Tips on applying to the Master of Arts program
Admission to the Program
In order to be admitted to the program, students must meet all general University requirements. They must also complete an academic program (major or minor) in Women and Gender Studies at an accredited institution prior to matriculation. Certificate programs or concentrations may also suffice. Please contact the WGS Graduate Coordinator if you have questions. Before beginning the process, please go to the Division of Graduate Studies webpage.
Current M.A. Students
Find information on the suggested timeline for completing your Master of Arts as well as information about graduation.
M.A. Culminating Projects
Student theses and creative projects from 1971 to present
Graduate Career Options
Career options for the master of arts in Women and Gender Studies.