Gender and Women's Studies (Interdepartmental Concentration)
The Gender and Women’s Studies Program offers study opportunities leading to a graduate Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies. Students in the following graduate programs may be eligible to complete the Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies:
|Art History||MA, PhD|
|Criminology, Law, and Justice||MA, PhD|
|Curriculum and Instruction||PhD|
|Disability and Human Development||MS|
|Early Childhood Education||MEd|
|French and Francophone Studies||MA|
|Germanic Studies||MA, PhD|
|Health Professions Education||MHPE|
|Hispanic Studies||MA, PhD|
|Language, Literacy, and Learning||MEd|
|Policy Studies in Urban Education||PhD|
|Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies||MA, PhD|
|Political Science||MA, PhD|
|Public Health—Community Health Sciences Concentration||MS, PhD|
|Social Work||MSW, PhD|
|Special Education||MEd, PhD|
|Urban Education Leadership||EdD|
|Urban Planning and Policy||MUPP, PhD|
Students earning graduate degrees in the participating programs may complement their courses by enrolling in a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies after consulting with their graduate advisor. Students pursuing this concentration must apply to the director of graduate studies in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program as well as obtain approval from a graduate faculty member, from within the department of the degree, and preferably one who is affiliated with Gender and Women's Studies. Either this person or another faculty member in the Gender and Women's Studies Program becomes the student’s Interdisciplinary Concentration advisor.
Students should enroll in a total of 16 hours of graduate course work for the concentration: GWS 501 and GWS 502, plus 8 additional hours of Gender and Women’s Studies or cross-listed courses at the graduate level or the equivalent. Up to 4 of these hours can be directed study or thesis research on an appropriate topic approved by the student’s advisor.
Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Women’s Health
Students with an interest in Gender and Women’s Studies who are pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Nursing or School of Public Health may complement their courses by enrolling in a concentration in Women’s Health after consulting with their advisor. See Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Women’s Health in the College of Nursing section for more information.