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The Graduate Certificate Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is designed to provide students with a focused program of study of women, gender, and sexuality, and to provide certification of the completion of the program on a graduate transcript. Students may enroll in the certificate program either as a stand alone program or in combination with a graduate degree program in another department. A graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may be particularly appealing to students in the humanities, social sciences, or science who seek academic employment in interdisciplinary women’s studies programs, perhaps in addition to a main appointment in their home discipline. It will also be useful for those who currently work with or hope to work with women’s organizations or in supervisory capacities in business or government.

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Dr. Janet Sharistanian, founding director of KU Women’s Studies, passed away on Wed., Feb. 6, 2019. More information »

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