Women's and Gender Studies
The Women's Studies Graduate Certificate provides an opportunity for graduate students and other professionals to gain a more inclusive knowledge of women and gender issues in society, including feminist studies. Feminist scholarship enhances any educational and professional background, including areas of social or health services that serve women, as well as any national/international based profession in today's diverse society. Students will investigate theories pertaining to the roles of gender, race, class and sexuality within various cultural systems.
This Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
Applicants must hold either a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 upper-division GPA or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in a relevant discipline.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
None are required.
12 credit hours with a grade of B or higher. Three (3) credit hours of coursework are required:
- WST 6001 Feminist Issues, Research, Methods (3)
Select nine (9) credit hours of elective coursework from the list below, or consult with the certificate program advisor about current course offerings that may apply as electives. Up to 3 credit hours from the student's graduate discipline may be applied to this requirement on petition of the student and with review and approval of the relevance of the course, including its feminist and gender-related content by the certificate program director.
- WST 6003: Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy (3)
- WST 6560: Advanced Feminist Theory (3)
- WST 6936: Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies (3)
Check with department.
Credit toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Jennifer L. Ellerman-Queen