Women and Gender Studies

News & Updates


San Francisco State University's Women and Gender Studies department is joining...

Open Letter from WGS Faculty Regarding Recent Tragedy

From the WGS Faculty –


We are horrified and deeply saddened by the recent death...

November Outreach

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Fall has come, and...


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Graduate Admissions

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.

Women & Gender Studies Undergraduate Handbook


WGS has compiled (almost) all the information undergraduates need to be a successful WGS major or minor.


WGS 698/798 allows students to engage and reflect on how their coursework connects to the work of community organizations. This is a partial list of organizations that have partnered with SFSU students. 

Current Semester Course list

For a complete list of all WGS courses and their attributes, pre-requisites, and other information, please go to the Course Bulletin page

Students have until September 14 in Fall smesters and February 14 in Spring semsters to ADD or DROP classes (. Instructors can DROP students at any time if there is an approved justification. Students are encouraged to DROP instead of WITHDRAWING if they feel they will not be able to complete the course; a DROP does NOT affect GPA but a WITHDRAWAL does.

Students taking courses for CR/NC-- make sure you talk to the instructor in the first 9 weeks of class (2 months) regarding the advisability of doing so. Remember: a letter grade of "C" or better is required for CR; sometimes it's better to take the letter grade instead of the NC. Any questions, talk to an advisor in ARC (HUM 112).

WITHDRAWALS: justifications must fall within acceptable reasons in LCA policy: Withdrawal Policy