A list of campus resources related to advising, programs, basic needs and more.
Financing your MA Degree
Information on costs, fellowships, scholarships, teaching assistantships, and more
The Scholarship is intended for LGBTQ undergraduate and graduate students attending San Francisco State University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, and UC San Francisco. The Scholarship award is $2,000 per year for 2 years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements. To continue the award beyond the initial 2 years, re-application is necessary.
Further information about the Scholarship program and the required on-line application are available at:
The application deadline is March 10, 2019.
(Almost) everything you need to know about the Department of Women and Gender Studies
Women & Gender Studies Graduate Student Handbook
**NEW** Graduate Student Handbook
Women & Gender Studies Undergraduate Handbook
WGS has compiled (almost) all the information undergraduates need to be a successful WGS major or minor.
WGS Emergency Fund Scholarship
The purpose of the WGS Student Emergency Fund Scholarship is to support students in need of “emergency” funding. An emergency is broadly defined to include those categories not covered as part of the regular cost of attendance (i.e. NOT “tuition fees, books and supplies, meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses” per Financial Aid). During the first 3 years of this award (2016-2019) 30 students received a total of $11,269.
The award is open to all graduate and undergraduate students majoring or minoring in WGS. Preference is given to graduate students and undergraduate majors, there is no GPA requirement, and there is no minimum award amount. The scholarship is open to all students, regardless of citizenship status.
Contact the Department Chair for more information.
WGS Department Scholarships
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.
Advancement to Candidacy
The Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) is filed after the student has completed a minimum of 12 units, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and before completing 27 units of work applicable to the M.A. degree. Once the ATC form is approved, the student is advanced to candidacy. Further information may also be found at the Division of Graduate Studies website.
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
Undergraduate Career Options
Career options for majors and minors
Graduate Career Options
Career options for the master of arts in Women and Gender Studies.
Students should be sure to meet with their advisor in the first few weeks of the semester to discuss courses and degree program.
Office hours are posted in Humanities 315 and on the Department website under "Faculty".
Advising Resource Center
Women and Gender Studies Resource Room
Located in Humanities 316, this space is available for study and small social gatherings, Monday-Friday 9-5, Fall and Spring semesters unless there is a previously scheduled meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the room for specific class study sessions.
The resource room also has a refreshed (non-circulating) library, with many current course texts and books of interest to WGS students. Browse the complete WGS library.