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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Graduate Programs

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General Information

The University of Texas at Austin is in the unique position of having a university-wide interdisciplinary program in Women's and Gender Studies. The program's large and diverse faculty draws on the scholarship of over 200 distinguished faculty from 29 departments and 14 colleges and schools. The wide array of graduate courses offered by over 70 faculty from the Colleges of Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, and Natural Sciences, and the Schools of Nursing, Public Affairs, and Social Work provides exposure to cutting edge scholarship from multiple perspectives and thus offers students an unusual opportunity for cross-disciplinary inquiry at the graduate level.  Particular strengths of the faculty include African-American studies, cultural studies, diaspora studies, ethnic studies, feminist theories, health and social welfare, international and post-colonial feminisms, masculinities, media studies, performance studies, popular culture, and public policy.

Master's Program

The Center for Women's Studies at The University of Texas at Austin offers a Master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies. The Master's degree will prepare graduates to pursue Ph.D work in Women's and Gender studies at another institution or in a discipline or department. It will also provide good intellectual grounding for further training and professional development in the arts, business, community and non-profit organizations, education, health care, public policy, social work, and technology.

Dual-degree Master's Programs

Dual degrees programs are designed for students who wish to broaden their academic experience and enhance their career preparation by pursuing two complementary master’s degree programs. Most dual degree programs can be completed in 3 to 3 1/2 years.

MA: The Center for Women's and Gender Studies only offers Fall Admission for the MA Program. All application materials to department must be postmarked by December 15th.


For further information about WGS Masters Program, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Alma Jackie Salcedo, 512-471-5765.

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