The study of women, gender, and sexuality in their multiple racial and class dimensions and cultural contexts is a growing field of inquiry in many disciplines. More and more jobs are framed with an expectation of some background in feminist analysis. As an endeavor that is both interdisciplinary and international in outlook, the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies contributes not only to the education of its own graduate students but also to that of students in other departments, colleges, and schools of Georgia State University. As such a contribution, the Institute offers a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. This certificate program allows interested students to receive explicit acknowledgment of their work in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Some may simply want recognition of a strength reflected in their course of study. Others may wish to pursue employment for which such a certificate is deemed an advantage.
A Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies is available to eligible graduate students who successfully complete five graduate courses in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. “Successful completion” means a grade of B or higher in each. Three of those must be WSt 8001, WSt 8002, WSt 8003, WSt 8004, or WSt 8005. The other two courses must be drawn from courses bearing a WSt prefix, and only one of those courses can originate from the student's home department.
All students seeking the WGSS Graduate Certificate must submit a formal application through the Office of Graduate Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences. Applications are accepted three times per year: July 1 (for Fall semester), November 15 (for Spring semester), and April 1 (for Summer semester).
Students may apply online, using the standard online Graduate Application. Please contact our the Director of Graduate Studies with any additional questions.
The following individuals are eligible:
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Please note the following information provided in compliance with Department of Education regulations:
Graduate tuition per credit hour:
Undergraduate tuition per credit hour:
Fees and other costs:
Mandatory student fees per term: $1,064.00
Books and supplies per term: $500.00
Room and board per term: $4613.00
*All figures are estimates only and subject to change without notice.