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Certificate of Graduate Study

Global Gender Advocacy

Program of Study

Choose three of the following courses:

  • Situated Sexualities and Transnational Activism
  • Gender, Development, and Feminist Economics
  • Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics in the Asian Diaspora 
  • Feminist Thought and Public Policy
  • Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism
  • Transformative Storytelling for Social Change
  • Black Diasporas, Feminisms, and Sexual Politics
  • Digital Cultures, Global Circuits, and Feminist Futures
  • Topics in Women's Studies 

You can complete this certificate program as a standalone credential, or you can gain the equivalence of 9-12 elective credits toward the master's program in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. These credits may also be transferrable to other graduate areas including public policy; political science; law; social welfare; education; anthropology; sociology; history; Africana studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino studies; English; languages, literatures and cultures; and geography and planning.


See the Graduate Bulletin for details.


For more information, contact Janell Hobson at [email protected].

Career Outcomes

The global gender advocacy certificate program prepares you for positions in fields such as:

  • International relations
  • Nonprofit and NGO leadership and advocacy
  • Teaching and Education
  • Community organizing
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Public Policy
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Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: April 29
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
Special Notes

Please Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

  • Apply feminist and related theories at an advanced level, addressing intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, nation and/or other axes of difference and inequality
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as an interdisciplinary field of study and research, developing skills in at least one field new to individual students
  • Have the opportunity to bridge theory and practice by engaging in feminist pedagogy experiences or doing internships in community organizations