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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)


Admission Requirements


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree (or earned equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree) in any field from an accredited College or University.
  • Prior completion of at least 2 courses with substantial content on women and/or gender (with a grade of B or better), or completion of at least 1 course with substantial content on women and/or gender (with a grade of B of better) and concurrent registration in either WGST 200  or WGST 202 .
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, with 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, or a minimum 3.0 in graduate course work previously taken.
  • A written statement of 2-3 pages (double-spaced) that demonstrates graduate-level writing and proficiency and includes:
    • An explanation of the student’s academic goal–specifically areas in the field of WGST that she/he finds particularly appealing, professors at EMU with whom she/he would like to work with and why, and ideas related to the field of WGST and the role of women in society that she/he hopes to pursue in the course of graduate study.
    • An explanation of the student’s professional goals and the ways in which his or her WGST certificate will help to attain those goals.
    • A discussion of any prior professional and/or community-based experience related to women and/or gender, and how that informs the student’s understanding of the field of women’s and gender studies.
    • An explanation of how previous course work related to women and/or gender shaped that student’s desire to pursue further study; e.g. the particular courses and writers that have influenced him or her.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or others addressing the student’s professional or academic preparation and ability to successfully complete the graduate certificate.
  • For students whose first language is not English, demonstrated English language proficiency as shown by official test scores of 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a 91 on iBT, or 233 on the CBT, or 577 on the PBT; 80 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).

Department Information


Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Peter Higgins, Ph.D. | Interim Department Head | 714A Pray-Harrold | 734.487.1177 | phiggin1@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Peter Higgins, Ph.D. | 714A Pray-Harrold | 734.487.1177 | phiggin1@emich.ed

Degree Requirements: 12 hours


Required Courses: 6 hours


Restricted Electives: 6 hours


Six hours from the following courses, chosen in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.