Student Resources

Campus Resources

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

Markowski-Leach Scholarship

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





In these turbulent times, it is imperative to provide

all students a reliable space to learn and explore —

where they are fully supported and encouraged.

All faculty and staff in Women and Gender Studies (WGS)

at San Francisco State University dedicate themselves

to this important mission.

Join us in this mission by making a gift.

For the past two years, the Women and Gender Studies’

Emergency Fund Scholarship has helped 23 different

students dealing with difficult circumstances. The WGS

Emergency Fund has covered needs like child support

costs for a student whose abusive partner could no longer

be relied upon for child care and giving students access

to therapy to address unexpected traumas (like a friend

murdered by gun violence). However, this is the final

year the department can cover WGS emergency funds —

and we need your support.

Help keep this essential scholarship alive by

making a gift — on average, just $200 will solve a

student’s emergency — allowing them to continue

their coursework.



Thank you for your continued support of Women and

Gender Studies at SF State.



     Julietta Hua, Ph.D.
     Professor and Chair, Women and Gender Studies
     San Francisco State University





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".

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 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.

Immigration Resources