Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies

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Our post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies offers a unique opportunity for TWU graduate students and individuals and professionals in our community to acquire expertise in transdisciplinary women’s and gender studies scholarship.

Students and individuals interested in our graduate certificate program will gain:

  • An enhanced ability to engage critically and holistically with multicultural feminist and womanist theories concerning social inequalities, gender constructs and the diversity of women’s lives
  • Advanced research skills in the field of womens and gender studies and effective academic writing skills
  • Preparation for responsible leadership within the community, academics, social services or the professional career of your choice

Admission Requirements

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For those interested in the certificate, please submit a brief statement of purpose (500-700 words) describing the certificate’s relationship to your intellectual and professional goals to womenstudies@twu.edu. Additional requirements vary depending on the student’s enrollment.

Graduate Student Requirements

If seeking admission to a master’s or doctoral program in addition to certification, students must meet graduate school entrance requirements for their degree program.

Current TWU graduate students should consult their program’s chair or graduate advisor to determine whether the coursework taken for our certificate will apply towards their degrees. Certificate program coursework may not be counted towards a graduate degree without the approval of both the degree-granting department and the graduate dean.

Certificate-Only Student Requirements

Students who plan on only receiving our certificate must apply for admission to TWU’s Graduate School first.

Course Requirements

Completion of our certificate requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework at the 5000 level that’s selected in consultation with the our graduate certificate advisor. Students must also maintain a 2.7 GPA or better.

For full course listings and requirements, please view our Graduate Catalog.

For more information about our Graduate Certificate Program, please contact Mark Kessler, Ph.D., at mkessler@twu.edu or 940-898-2112.

U.S. Department of Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about our U.S. Department of Gainful Employment Disclosure in women’s studies, visit TWU’s Registrar page.