What will I learn?

The graduate certificate in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is a 12-14 hour program available to graduate students in any field of study across the university.

Its purpose is to enhance a disciplinary graduate degree with specialization in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students in this program explore the influence of gender and other social differences on the production and dissemination of knowledge.

Masters and doctoral students who earn a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies gain an advantage in a highly competitive job market. In the worlds of business, public service, government, education, and fine arts, job candidates with knowledge of how gender, sexuality, and cultural difference function in their area of expertise may stand out in a crowded field. Perhaps even more important is the intellectually stimulating experience of thinking across and outside disciplinary parameters. Sharing these inquiries with students from other fields creates a rich supplement to a discipline-centered degree program.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$33,403.44 per year
USD $16,701.72 (fall or spring semester) for less than 12 credit hours

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022


College of Arts and Science

143 Upham Hall,



45056, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00

Applicants for graduate study must have earned at least a 4-year U.S. equivalent Baccalaureate degree. Typically, 16 years of schooling with four years of full-time study at the university level, culminating with the award of a first or second degree.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum test scores for admission consideration are:

TOEFL iBT < 65

IELTS < 5.5

ELS 109 Certificate

Duolingo < 90

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


About Miami University

Students who are driven to achieve the highest quality education will be given every tool to succeed at Miami University.

  • Diverse selection of quality study programs available
  • Above-average graduate salaries and employment rates
  • Modern, well-maintained facilities cater to every need
  • Many internship and study-abroad opportunities