M.A. Program

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies encourages students to reexamine their own lives and the world around them in relation to gender, race, class, and sexuality. The graduate curriculum reflects new subjects, theories, and methodologies based on a cross-cultural, mutidisciplinary approach to the study of women. In the creation of new knowledge, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies sees itself as connected to the social and political environment outside the university.

A Master’s degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies prepares students for graduate work and professional training in a variety of fields.  Students who earn an M.A. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies may apply for further graduate study in women’s studies doctoral programs, or profession study in law, social welfare, or public administration.  They also find employment in community agencies (women’s centers, counseling centers, battered women’s shelters, rape crisis centers, women’s health centers, and women’s vocational agencies), in diversity education (in schools, government agencies, and business), and with campus-based women’s centers.

The Graduate Director is the academic advisor for all M.A. students.