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What is the WGS Portfolio Program?

Posted: September 26, 2011

The General Portfolio Program in Women's and Gender Studies builds upon the Center's rich and broad-based expertise across disciplines and schools/colleges. Portfolio students develop a specialization unique to their own program of work through WGS courses, scholarly papers, and presentations. WGS Portfolio Students are eligible to apply for the annual WGS Awards and/or travel assistance for presenting relevant work at conferences. 

 

 

What are the Requirements?

*Students may enter the Portfolio Program at any point in their graduate work, but it is recommended that they register in the program with WGS as early as possible by following the instructions on this website. 

*Subscription to the WGS-grad listserve. Students are responsible for keeping in touch with the WGS office. Information is distributed via listserve.

*Attendance and presentation of a scholarly paper at the Annual WGS Student COnference in the Spring Semester. Paper submissions are accepted October through January. 

*Completion of core requirements [WGS COURSES OR COURSES THAT MEET WITH WGS WILL BE COUNTED. COURSES MAY NOT BE TAKEN PASS/FAIL OR CREDIT/NO CREDIT.

**Master's: Completion of 3 courses for 9 hours credit in approved graduate level WGS courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the courses. This is an interdisciplinary program. At least 2 courses must be taken in two different departments outside of the student's home department. This applies to both Master's and Doctoral students. 

**Doctoral: COmpletion of 4 courses for 12 hours of credit in approved graduate level WGS course with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the courses. No more than one course maybe taken as independent study/conference course, except in unusual circumstances. This is an interdisciplinary program. At least 2 courses must be taken in two different departments outside of the student's home department. This applies to both Master's and Doctoral students. 

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