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A&S—Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program offers graduate certificates in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at both the master's and doctoral levels. The interdisciplinary curriculum draws upon faculty expertise in the arts, humanities, and social sciences; and in business, law, library and information science, nursing, medicine, public and international affairs, public health, and social work. The program provides opportunities for students who wish to focus their study on women, gender, and sexuality or who wish to add these areas as a subspecialty.

Contact Information

Program Director: Prof. Todd Reeser
Main Office: 401 Cathedral of Learning
412-624-6485
Fax: 412-624-7232
E-mail: gsws@pitt.edu
www.gsws.pitt.edu

Admissions

Interested students should make an appointment with the Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program.

Financial Assistance

No initial financial aid is available through the GSWS Program. Graduate students who enroll in the program may apply for financial aid through a home department. Each year, the program hires 2-3 advanced graduate students as instructors or lecturer, and offer research grants for work on gender.

Requirements for Master’s-Level Certificate

The master’s-level certificate requires 12 credits as detailed below:

  • GSWS 2252: Theories of Gender and Sexuality
  • At least two courses in one field
  • At least one other course outside the student's home department
  • No more than 1 course may be directed study

Requirements for Doctoral Certificate

The doctoral-level certificate requires 18 credits as detailed below:

  • GSWS 2252: Theories of Gender and Sexuality
  • At least two other courses must be outside the candidate's home department
  • At least three courses in one field
  • No more than 1 courses may be directed study
All candidates for graduate certificates must maintain a 3.00 average in courses for the certificate and submit a research paper to be read by at least one faculty member affiliated with the program. Students should notify the program director of their intention to graduate at the beginning of their final term.
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