Student Resources

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

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.

Emergency Fund Scholarship Application

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

Advising Resource Center (ARC)

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Please go to Advising Resource Center for more information if you are a sophomore, junior, or senior. 


WGS Department Scholarships



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.


This is a partial list of organizations that have partnered with SFSU students. 

Undergraduate Career Options

Career options for majors and minors

Graduate Career Options

Career options for the master of arts in Women and Gender Studies.

Women and Gender Studies Resource Room

Located in Humanities 316, this space is usually available for study and small social gatherings, Monday-Friday 9-5. It is closed Fall 2020 but stay tuned for Spring 2021 news! 

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.

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