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.

Course Location/Delivery

This Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

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.

Application Process

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:


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.

Time Limit

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

Standardized Tests

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.


Kim Golombisky

Jennifer L. Ellerman-Queen

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