Jan 21, 2022
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
Women’s and Gender Studies [Graduate Certificate]
Graduate School Application
After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.
The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.
For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.
Minimum Graduate School Requirements
A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.
Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:
- 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 or 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 coursework 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 they find particularly appealing, professors at EMU with whom they would like to work with and why, and ideas related to the field of WGST and the role of women in society, that they hope to pursue in the course of graduate study.
- An explanation of the student’s professional goals and the ways in which their 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 coursework 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.
Mary Elizabeth Murphy, Ph.D., Professor, 714S Pray-Harrold, 734.487.3183, firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree Requirements: 12 hours
Required Courses: 6 hours
Restricted Electives: 6 hours
Choose six hours from the following courses, in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.
- SFCE 570 - Women and Pedagogy: Life Histories 3 hrs
- SWRK 528 - Practice with Women 2 hrs
- WGST 500 - Mentoring Youth in Urban Spaces: Feminist Perspectives 3 hrs
- WGST 510 - Gender, Sexuality, and Disability 3 hrs
- WGST 515 - Sociology of Women 3 hrs
or SOCL 515 - Sociology of Women 3 hrs
- WGST 519 - LGBTQ+ History 3 hrs
or HIST 519 - LGBTQ+ History 3 hrs
- WGST 521 - Women and Technology 3 hrs
or TM 521 - Women and Technology 3 hrs
- WGST 526 - Topics in Feminist Philosophy 3 hrs
or PHIL 526 - Topics in Feminist Philosophy 3 hrs
- WGST 528 - Technology, Gender and Pop Culture 3 hrs
or TS 528 - Technology, Gender and Pop Culture 3 hrs
- WGST 530 - Women in Film 3 hrs
- WGST 536 - Women, Gender, and Sexualities in U.S. History 3 hrs
or HIST 536 - Women, Gender, and Sexualities in U.S. History 3 hrs
- WGST 540 - Feminist Methodology 3 hrs
- WGST 542 - Women and Mental Health 2 hrs
- WGST 556 - Gendered Globalization: Economic, Political and Cultural Dimensions 3 hrs
- WGST 555 - Sexualities in Literature and Culture 3 hrs
or LITR 555 - Sexualities in Literature and Culture 3 hrs
- WGST 560 - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 3 hrs
or CRM 560 - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 3 hrs
or SOCL 560 - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 3 hrs
- WGST 562 - Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons 3 hrs
or SWKE 562 - Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons 3 hrs
- WGST 565 - Women’s Health 3 hrs
or HLED 565 - Women’s Health 3 hrs
- WGST 575 - Queer Theory 3 hrs
- WGST 580 - Feminist Acts and Activism 3 hrs
- WGST 581 - Gender and Education 3 hrs
or SFCE 581 - Gender and Education 3 hrs
- WGST 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
- WGST 591 - Special Topics 2 hrs
- WGST 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
- WGST 640 - Women’s and Gender Studies Abroad 3 hrs
- WGST 650 - Topics in Feminism 3 hrs
- WGST 697 - Independent Study 1 hr
- WGST 698 - Independent Study 2 hrs
- WGST 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs