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) (or alternate WGSS theory course)
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)
5 elective graduate level courses with at least 50% of content related to gender and/or sexuality
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.
Further details about meeting the degree requirements can be found in the WGSS Graduate Student Handbook.