Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies


The Five College Women's Studies Research Center

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center was founded in 1991 as a site for scholarly activity on issues relating to women and gender. Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, it is supported by a consortium of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The five institutions have a thirty-five year history of cooperation and innovation in higher education and boast one of the largest concentrations of women’s studies scholars anywhere in the world. For more information please visit FCWSRC



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The National Women's Studies Association

The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA is a professional organization dedicated to leading the field of women's studies, as well as its teaching, learning, research, and service wherever they be found. For more information please visit NWSA


Wider Opportunities for Women - WOW

WOW works nationally to build pathways to economic security for America's women and their families. For more than 40 years, WOW has helped women learn to earn, with programs emphasizing literacy, technical and nontraditional skills, welfare-to-work transition, career development and retirement security. Today, WOW is recognized nationally for its skills training models, technical assistance and advocacy for women workers. For more information visit their website - WOW


 Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps

RRASC is a national program that supports the leadership development of students interested in connecting their academic studies to reproductive rights and social justice activism. RRASC internships are hands-on and demanding. The program provides students the opportunity to gain real skills and build lasting relationships. Visit their website for more information.


Study Abroad in Sockholm

The Swedish Program offers the opportunity to learn about Gender Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. Classes are taught in English.Visit their website for more information.


Stony Brook University- Women's and Gender Studies, Masters and Ph.D.

The new graduate M.A. and Ph.D. programps in Women's and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University create a space within the academy for critical thinking across disciplines about the explanatory categories of gender, race, class, sexuality, nation and disability. Women's and Gender Studies explores how these categories come into being and operate across different cultures and historical periods, and how they shape social, political, economic and instutitional organizations as well as personal experience and perception.


Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice, Victim Services Management, Online M.S.

The Master of Science in Victim Servcies Management is designed primarily for persons with or without previous employment experience in victim advocacy but is also appropriate for students with an interest in working in the field of victim services. This degree prepares graduates to work in various areas of victim services, including but not limited to, direct service provision (e.g., rape crisis centers or victim service providers), organizational management, and social policy development. This degree is offered completely online. Courses are sequenced so that students can complete the degree in two years. Please contact Doris Pratt, Graduate Admissions Coordinator at 936-294-3637 (


Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at University of California, Berkeley

The first PhD program located within any law school, JSP integrates social science and humanities perspectives on law. The Program remains the gold standard of interdisciplinary legal research, mixing economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and criminology/punishment and society. Direct inquiries welcome at


Master's in Women's Studies at San Diego State University

San Diego State University has the oldest Women's Studies Deparment in the nation. The faculty of nine Women's Studies professors offers eight to tend graduate courses per year focused in equal parts on theory, thematic issues in Women's Studies, and critical race and sexuality studies. Additional information can be found here at the San Diego State University website.


Master's in Women's History at Sarah Lawrence College

The Sarah Lawrence master of arts degree program in women's history provides rigorous training in the practice of historical research and interpretation. We encourage students to explore gender studies and feminist theory, social sciences, literature and areas that interest them. All students conduct original research, and activists usually integrate their personal missions into their courses of study.


PhD Women's Studies Program at the University of Michigan

Our joint Ph.D. program combines the theoretical sophistication unique to Women's Studies and the disciplinary grounding in one of four disciplines: History, English, Sociology, or Psychology.


Vanderbilt Peabody College

Our master's degree in Community Development and Action (CDA) offers professional preparation for leadership in community and human services organizations and institutions. The program combines theory, research, and practice to equip students with the tools to study, design, and sustain change in the context of organizations, communities, and policy that support positive human development. Our Ph.D. degree in Community Research and Action (CRA) prepares action-oriented researchers for academic or policy-related careers in applied community studies with a social justice orientation.