Your Future in Women's Studies
A Master of Arts degree in Women's Studies is a unique qualification. It demonstrates your ability to succeed in a rigorous, dynamic academic environment and opens up a broad range of employment and educational opportunities. It is a degree that can aptly be described as transdisciplinary, transgressive, and transformative.
When you complete a graduate degree in Women's Studies, you will enjoy all of the advantages typically associated with a liberal arts education. Women's Studies fosters enhanced critical thinking skills as well as effective written and oral communication skills. At the same time, students develop the kind of breadth of knowledge that can only come from a transdisciplinary curriculum grounded in diverse perspectives. These qualifications are highly prized by employers and also can provide students with a strong foundation for advanced study in sociology, anthropology, rhetoric, literature, philosophy, religious studies, public policy, law, and other fields.
However, the M.A. in Women's Studies isn't any ordinary liberal arts degree. Our curriculum transcends traditional academic boundaries and is based on a holistic vision that draws on multiple theoretical fields and methodologies. Thus, a degree in Women's Studies enables you to both understand traditional ways of knowing and transgress them in ways that promote insight, creative problem-solving, and new knowledges in a wide variety of fields.
Completing a degree in Women's Studies is a transformative experience. It will enhance your ability to think relationally and globally. It will help you to deepen your appreciation for diverse people, cultures, and points of view. It will also prepare you to assess and effectively address inequalities in whatever forms and contexts they exist. In short, a degree in Women's Studies can help prepare you to transform the world.
Career Resources for Women's Studies Students
- What can I do with a Master's Degree in Women's Studies?
- Academic Careers Online
- INFORM Women's Studies: Employment
- Careers in Education
- Center for the American Woman and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
- Women in Higher Education
- University Job Bank
- NWSA Job Bank
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