Florida State University

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Graduate Programs in 
Women's Studies 


Full listing of Women's Studies Graduate programs

Michigan State University - Gender, Justice & Environmental Change First offered in 2000, this graduate specialization is an elective available for students enrolled in MSU's master's and doctoral programs. Examples of emerging scholarship in this field include the intersection of gender, class, race, and ethnicity in 

  • environmental politics of international issues such as biotechnology and globalization
  • grassroots environmental justice programs
  • use and management of natural resources
  • human-environment relations in history and literature

The program in jointly sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Social Science. For more information on the program visit: http://www.msu.edu/~gendenvr

The University of Buffalo Department of Women's Studies - Offers degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D.  levels in American Studies with a Focus in Women's Studies. For detailed information, email ws@acsu.buffalo.edu or visit http://www.womenandgender.buffalo.edu/

Claremont University - Applied Womenís Studies Graduate Program Claremont University, near Los Angeles,  offers a unique Master's program in Applied Womenís Studies that encourages students to combine feminist theory with real world applications.  Students enrolled in the program complete an internship or policy clinic.  Internship opportunities include work in educational settings, advocacy work, legal counseling, community service organizations, homeless shelters, and homes for battered.  The policy clinics require students to become involved in research, data collection and analysis in projects that focus on womenís issues in the public sector governmental institutions, policy-making or law.   The Masterís of Applied Womenís Studies program prepares students for fulfilling careers in community organizations, government agencies, and private sector organizations.  For more information, email  jean.schroedel@cgu.edu  or visit the CGU web site at:  www.cgu.edu/interdis/aws 
The program can also be reached through the mail at:
Applied Womenís Studies Program
Claremont Graduate University
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA   91711-3955

Graduate Programs in Women's Studies at George Washington University GWU, located in Washington, DC offers the following programs: M.A. in Women's Studies (36 credits), M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women's Studies (36 credits), Ph.D. in Public Policy with a field in Gender and Social Policy (72 credits), and a NEW
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies (18 credits).  For more information, contact The Women's Studies Program, 506-I Funger Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052.  Phone:  202-994-6942
Email:  wstu@gwu.edu  Website:  www.gwu.edu/~wstu

Southern Connecticut State University offers a Master's Degree in Women's Studies. The Master of Arts degree in Women's Studies is based on a two year cohort model. Students applying must hold a bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Official Transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay are required. For more information please call the Women's Studies office at (203) 392-6133, or email at womenstudies@scsu.ctstate.ctstateu.edu Info can be found on website at: http://scsu.ctstateu.edu/~womenstudies/wmst.html

USF, University of South Florida
The M.A. in Women's Studies at USF has been designed to meet the needs of several populations of graduate students. One group consists of students who will go on to pursue a doctoral degree either in Women's Studies or in a disciplinary field. Another group consists of students who will be seeking their M.A. as their terminal degree for purposes of career enhancement. The M.A. requires the completion of 36 credit hours. Please contact USF for more info at: Graduate Director, Dept. of Women's Studies, FAO 153, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620. Also, check their website at  www.usf.edu     or at 

Institute of Women's Studies at Emory University has a program that is designed for candidates who wish to obtain a Ph.D. in Women's Studies.  Emory offers two different kinds of fellowships awarded across all departments: Woodruff Fellowship, granted on the basis of demonstrated excellence, provide tuition and fees ($21,770 for 1998-99) and a stipend of $15,000 annually for five years.  In addition, minority applicants are also eligible for the Emory Minority Graduate Fellowships (tuition and $15,000 a year for four years).  The Institute for Women's Studies itself awards up to six program fellowships each year that provide tuition and a stipend of $11,000 for a total of four years.  These awards entail some teaching responsibilities during the first three years of the student's residence.  A fifth year of aid is also possible through the Graduate School's TATTO (Teacher and Training Opportunity) Assistant Instructor program, a competitive award open to students across the University. For more information contact Dr. Julie L. Abraham, Director of Graduate Studies, Institute for Women's Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.  Phone number: 414-727-0096.  Some brochures are available in Women's Studies Program's office, 475 Bellamy Building.

Simmons College offers a new interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Gender/Cultural Studies.  It emphasizes constructions of gender, race, and nation in the United States as well as in international contexts.  The program is designed to broaden students' theoretical backgrounds in multiracial, feminist, postcolonial, and transnational thought, as well as to provide each student with the opportunity to apply contemporary theory to her or his specific interest and professional goals.  The Gender/Cultural Studies degree requires 32 semester hours, the equivalent of eight courses.  A full course load is three courses per semester.  Although the program may be completed in one academic year, including summer study, most students choose to complete the program over three or four semesters in order to explore their interest more thoroughly.  Students may take up to five years to complete the degree program.  For more information contact Dr. Carole Biewener, program Director of Gender/Cultural Studies, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898.  Phone number: 617-521-2583, e-mail GCS@simmons.edu.  Interested persons can also visit their website at simmons.edu/programs/grstudies/gcst

The History department at the University of Maryland announces the formation of a community of scholars dedicated to the study of the history of women and gender. The department features a faculty of recognized prominence in the United States, European, Middle Eastern and African history, and invite students to apply to M.A. or Ph.D. program.  The program focuses on the historical study of women's experiences and construction of gender from national, cross-cultural comparative, and transnational perspectives.  Students may follow a course of study within existing frameworks, or work with the faculty members to tailor a program toward their particular interests.    The M.A. and Ph.D. in Women's and Gender History are administered within the graduate program of the History Department.  For further information contact Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Francis Scott key, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.

The Center of Women's Studies at University of Cincinnati offers a masters program in Women's Studies.  The M.A. requires a minimum of 54 quarter credit hours with five quarters of residency; the preparation of an interdisciplinary research paper during the second year; and the successful completion of an oral examination before a review panel of women's studies faculty.  Internships are readily available.  For further information and application forms, contact: Graduate Coordinator, The Center for Women's Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0164.  Phone number: 513-556-6776.  Fax: 513-556-6771.  E-mail: Graduate. Coordinator.WS@UC.Edu  Website: http://ucaswww.mcm.uc.edu/womens_studies/

Department of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota offers Ph.D. and graduate minor in Feminist Studies.  The Feminist Studies graduate curriculum emphasizes the systemic interaction of social conditions such as class, ethnicity, race, sexualities, and national identity with gender.  These interactions and their effects are examined in cultural productions such as: 1) media representations; 2) historical and colonialist paradigms; 3) social systems and relations of power; 4) genetic research and new technologies; 5) epistemologies and philosophy; 6) health care and public policy.  More information is available on their website: http://womenstudy.cla.umn.edu  Applications are available on the website or by writing to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Women's Studies, 489 Ford Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.  For further information interested students may email the department at wostgrad@tc.umn.edu

Ohio University offers a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies If you are enrolled in any master's or doctoral program at Ohio University, you can earn the certificate  by completing 4 courses offered by or cross-listed under women's studies for a total of 20 credit hours. For more info email wsdept@ouvaxa.cats.ohiou.edu
call (740)593-0482

PHD Program in Human Sciences at The George Washington University. Anthropology, English, Women's Studies Romance Languages, Literature, American Studies, Art Philosophy, Religion.
Check the web site @ http://www.gwu.edu/~humsci

Master of Arts in Women's Studies at The University of Northern Iowa . The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the students with an interest in pursuing a rigorous program of gender-focused research. The thirty-four hour program (thesis required) includes a core sequence of five courses that introduce students to feminist theory, representative research on gender and pertinent methodologies. Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships and assistantships should submit their applications by Feb 1. If not seeking financial help applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. For more info see brochure in Women's Studies Office, or Call, email, or write Dr. Phyllis Baker, Graduate Program in Women's Studies, university of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0501, (319)273-7102, baker@uni.edu. 

Graduate Studies at Memorial, University of Newfoundland, an interdisciplinary program. The master's degree is offered by full or part-time study. Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, an applicant will normally hold an honors degree or equivalent, and will have a breath of knowledge in women's studies satisfactory to the Women's Studies Graduate Committee. Interested applicants can see brochure in FSU Women's Studies Office or contact: Graduate Co-ordinator, Women's Studies Program, Science Building, SN 4082, St. Johns, NF AIC 5S7, Telephone: (709) 737-3322, Fax: (709)737-4000, http://www.mun.ca/womenst/Master.html

Graduate Studies in Women's History at Ohio State University
For more info contact: Chair Graduate Studies Committee, Department of History, Ohio State University, 230 W. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. Phone (614) 292-2674, Website: 

The University of Wyoming offers an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts Degree in Women's Studies through the Interdisciplinary program.  For more information, contact the Director of Women's Studies at 307-766-6872.  To obtain an online electronic application for admission to the Graduate School, click at http://grad.uwyo.edu/

Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Graduate school at JTS provides an interdisciplinary program in Jewish Women's STudies.  For more information please contact:
Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner 
Director, Jewish Women's Studies Program
212-678-8069 or 
Office of Admissions @ 212-678-8022
or visit www.jtsa.edu/graduate or email: gradschool@jtsa.edu


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