What will I learn?

On campus living is currently optional, but quarantine seems to have made this year’s freshman class less ready for off campus living. We want to make sure that they have a support system in place, which they will have in the dorms.

The graduate certificate in Gender Studies is designed for students who wish to receive post-baccalaureate training. The certificate is available to students with Bachelor's degrees and students enrolled in graduate degree programs. A student need not be enrolled in a degree program to earn the Gender Studies graduate certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Students must take at least 18 hours of Gender Studies courses at the 4000, 5000, and/or 6000 level.

  • 3 hours must include a graduate feminist or gender theory course, which may be GS 5033 Advanced Sexuality and Gender Theory, GS 5040 Feminist Critical Theory, GS 4100 Power and Practice: Introduction to Feminist and Gender Theory or another theory course.
  • 3 hours must include either a graduate internship or practicum, or final writing project, which may be an independent study GS 6452 Special Readings in Gender Studies, or a substantial research and writing project for a GS graduate seminar, which may be GS 6450 Seminar in Gender Studies, or other cross-listed, 5000 or 6000 level seminars.
  • 12 hours must be at the 5000 level or above, while up to 6 hours of 4000-level courses may be taken for graduate credit, as long as student completes graduate-level work for the course.
  • No more than 6 hours may be taken as Directed or Independent Study credit.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (18 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,980.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,



63121, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade Point Average: Minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.

For international students

An official BA or Master’s transcript must be submitted

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Minimum of 2.75 on 4.0 scale

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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