Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Graduate Certificate

The study of women, gender and sexualities 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 interdisciplinary and transnational, the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies contributes to the education of its own graduate students and students in other departments, colleges and schools of Georgia State.

This certificate program allows 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 a certificate is deemed an advantage.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Graduate Certificate

College of Arts & Sciences


3 core 8000-level classes in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

2 graduate-level electives in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Our certificate graduates will be interdisciplinary scholars who are conversant in feminist epistemologies (that is, they will understand and be able to articulate a critique of masculinist forms of knowledge and to critique the power dynamics inherent to the production of knowledge). They will also be able to ask broad questions and work across traditional disciplines.