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Degree Requirements for M.A.

The Master of Arts in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive exam.

Core Courses (9)

WGSS 800: History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (offered every fall)
WGSS 801: Feminist Theory (offered every fall)
WGSS 802: Feminist Methods (offered every spring)

Elective Theory (3)

1 course selected by the student and advisor which provides theoretic support for the student’s research

Elective Methods (3)

1 course selected by the student and advisor which provides methodological support for the student’s research

Elective Courses (15)

Five elective graduate level courses with at least 50% of content related to gender and/or sexuality

MA Exam

In the last semester of course enrollment, students will complete a written comprehensive exam based on MA program content. A committee of three faculty members evaluates the exam upon completion.

Handbook

Further details about meeting the degree requirements can be found in the WGSS Graduate Student Handbook.


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