Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

Graduate and Certificate Programs

The project -- -- is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. 

Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) in the University of Toronto

The institute offers Masters and  Doctoral degrees in Women and Gender Studies (DWGS) with a particular focus on feminist colonial, post-colonial, diasporic and transnational studies. For information on the application procedure, please the website

 Women & Politics Institute, American University, School of Public Affairs
'Founded in 2000, the Women & Politics Institute quickly has established itself as a leading center for scholarly research on women and politics and political leadership trainings. The Women & Politics Institute offers the only Graduate Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership (WPPL).' For more information please visit Women & Politics Institute

Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
'offers both a taught M.Phil and a degree by research alone -- the M.Litt/Ph.D. See Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. As of 2007, the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies is an approved course of study according to the U.S. Department of Education (school code G06842) and should be eligible for the Guaranteed Student Aid Program.' Information for prospective U.S. students may be obtained by visiting The Graduate Students' Union

San Diego State University, Department of Women's Studies
'SDSU offers students a unique opportunity to pursue a coherent and independent course of study leading to a graduate degree in Women's Studies.' Visit Department of Women's Studies for more information.

Suffolk University, Boston, MA, Master of Arts in Women's Health (2008-2012)
'The Master of Arts in Women's Health will prepare students to address women's health issues in a variety of clinical, public health, educational, and community contexts. The program is available for full- or part-time study.' This degree is no longer offered. For more information visit the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights.

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Master of Arts
'offers a master's degree with three concentrations and a graduate certificate. Concentrations include: Gender & Health, Gender & Community Leadership, and Individually Designed Concentration.' For more information please visit UNCG-Women's and Gender Studies Program

Ohio State University, Columbus, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, MA/PhD
'The MA and PhD programs offer a unique interdisciplinary opportunity for studying the experience of women and the role of gender in human society. The Department has 14 core faculty members and nearly 60 associated faculty from the humanities, social sciences and sciences.' For more information please visit OSU-WGSS

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Women's Studies Program, MA
'The Master of Arts program is designed to meet the needs of students with an interest in pursuing a rigorous program of gender-focused research.' For more information please visit Master of Arts Program

University of Arizona, Tucson, Department of Women's Studies, PhD
'Women's Studies' degree programs are interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of core faculty and more than 60 affiliated faculty across the university. Students gain a solid grounding in feminist theory, cultural production and social movements while pursuing their particular areas of interest.' For more information please visit Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Women's Studies Institute, MA
'The master's program is a 36-credit hour degree that is generally completed in two years. Core courses include: History and Theory of European and U.S. Feminisms, Globalization and Gender, New Directions in Feminism, and Feminist Methodologies.' For more information please visit Women's Studies Institute

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, PhD in Feminist Studies
'The Ph.D. and graduate minor programs in Feminist Studies are designed to help students develop a high level of competence in feminist theories, research methods, interdisciplinarity, and pedagogies. Our program is especially strong on feminist theory and issues related to women’s diversity, nationally and globally. To guarantee a high level of interdisciplinary exchange, our program is designed to bring Feminist Studies doctoral students together with graduate minor students who are pursuing a disciplinary specialty in their own home department.' For more information please visit UMN-GWSS

University at Buffalo, Department of Global Gender Studies, MA/PhD in American Studies
'Global Gender Studies has had an academic presence at UB for nearly three decades but, as an academic department, it is relatively new. The graduate program in Global Gender Studies currently offers master's and doctoral degrees through the Department of American Studies, its former academic home. Building on the undergraduate program, our continuing objective is to establish further linkages between local and global knowledges so as to prepare students with the theoretical and practical foundations for advanced graduate work and careers at the highest levels of the profession in college and university teaching and research positions. The Department of Global Gender Studies is currently preparing an application to SUNY for degree-granting status. With degree-granting status, Global Gender Studies will offer an M.A. in Global Gender Studies and a Ph.D. in Global Gender Studies. Until this is finalized, graduate students who wish to pursue a Master's or Ph.D. with a focus in Global Gender Studies are advised to meet the requirements as set by the Department of American Studies in consultation with Global Gender Studies faculty and consistent with the department's three areas of concentration: Culture and Identities, Women and Global Citizenship, Gender and Public Policy.' For more information please visit Global Gender Studies

San Francisco State University, Women Studies Department, MA
'The Women Studies Department offers a Master of Arts Degree in Women Studies. This degree program is interdisciplinary, enabling students to combine core and elective courses in Women Studies with electives in other departments and programs across the campus. The program has a strong international focus, and enables students to pursue advanced multicultural study 1) of women's history, culture, status and contributions; and 2) feminist scholarship, movements, and practices.
The M.A. will provide a base of knowledge for students wishing to do doctoral work on women's issues in such fields as Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Ethnic Studies. It will also provide a foundation for further graduate work in professional degree programs such as Counseling, Social Work Law and Public Health. The M.A. will enhance students' ability to participate professionally in a range of organizations and businesses in the public and private sector, particularly those addressing women's issues.' For more information please visit Women Studies Department

Claremont Graduate University, Applied Women's Studies, MA
'Applied Women's Studies gives you the opportunity to use knowledge in women’s issues as a vital force for change in today’s world. At the heart of Applied Women's Studies is an Internship requirement. The internship affords unique opportunities far beyond the walls of the classroom. Greater Los Angles offers one of the richest cultural mixes in the world, providing a wide variety of possibilities for internships in education, legal advocacy, community organizations, and women’s centers, performing arts in the schools, prisons, shelters, and homes for battered women. Claremont Graduate University (CGU) offers a unique approach to graduate education. You will have a wide range of choices within a specialized course of study. Outstanding professors in Women's Studies teach in many fields - politics, humanities, social sciences, education and management.' For more information please visit Applied Women's Studies

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Women's Studies Program, Joint PhD/ Graduate Certificates in Women's Studies and GLBTQ Studies
'offers four joint interdisciplinary PhD programs in Women's Studies and English, History, Psychology, or Sociology. The joint degree is unique in that it combines grounding in one of four disciplines, training in feminist theories and methodologies, and interdisciplinary coursework in Women's Studies.' For more information please visit Women's Studies Program





Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) in the University of Toronto, offers Masters and  Doctoral degrees in Women and Gender Studies (DWGS) with a particular focus on feminist colonial, post-colonial, diasporic and transnational studies.  The program supports diverse and multidisciplinary graduate research querying gendered, raced, sexed, and queered subjects as they are entangled in political economies and cultural formations.  In particular, WGSI has distinctive strengths in the following four areas of strength: (1)
gender, sexuality and queer studies; (2) feminist cultural studies; (3) feminist studies of technology, science, environment and biomedicine; and (4) transnational political economy and critical development studies. Our core faculty brings transnational feminist commitments to the study of diverse sites and their interconnection with particular focus on Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia, and the United States.