Graduate Studies

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.

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Current M.A. Students

Find information on the suggested timeline for completing your Master of Arts as well as information about graduation.

Financing your MA Degree

Information on costs, fellowships, scholarships, teaching assistantships, and more

Graduate Admissions

Admission to the Program

Before beginning the process, please go to the Division of Graduate Studies webpage and verify you meet all of the University requirements to enroll in a Post-Baccalaureate program. 


The most competitive candidates for admission to the Women and Gender Studies MA program will have a WGS major or minor, or a minimum of 9 to 12 undergraduate WGS or equivalent units with previous work in the feminist study of some or all of the following areas: race, gender, sexuality, colonialism, labor, and disability. Students are expected to possess a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted for the bachelor's degree.

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.