After Admission: Program Requirements, Degree Plans
Students pursuing a master's degree in women's and gender studies may write either a thesis or a report at the end of their coursework. The thesis option requires thirty-six semester hours of coursework, of which six hours are earned in the thesis course. The report option requires thirty-six semester hours of coursework, of which three hours are earned in the report course. All students must complete the three core foundations courses: WGS 390: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; WGS 391: Feminist Theories; and WGS 392: Research Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies .
In addition, each student must demonstrate competence in the research skills appropriate to the student's overall academic and career objectives and to the final thesis or report. A minimum of four additional courses related to women, gender, sexuality, or feminism may be selected from the extensive offerings of faculty members affiliated with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
Other courses may be substituted with Graduate Adviser's approval.
Students must also present at the Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s & Gender Studies Conference.