12 months
1293 USD/credit 46548 USD/year
1293 USD/credit 46548 USD/year
388 USD/credit 13968 USD/year
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The Women's and Gender Studies Track (WGST) is earned within either the Master of Humanities or the Master of Social Science degree, interdisciplinary Master degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.


Women’s and Gender Studies are based in feminist theory, queer theory, post-colonial and ethnic studies, and a variety of social sciences and cultural studies. 

What you'll study

Students pursuing the Women's and Gender Studies track at the University of Colorado Denver, focus on issues of sex and gender as they manifest in societies through culture, language, politics, visual representation, and history. They take course work in social theory, feminist theory, and gender studies emphasizing critical thinking about the condition of women and the role of gender in both historical and in contemporary experience. 

Students will take 9 hours of required courses work for either the Humanities or Social Science general degree plan. They then pursue focused coursework and track requirements as outlined below.

Target Audience

For students in either program pursuing a different track (Philosophy-Theory; Visual Studies; Community Health; Social Justice, etc., there is also an option of a 12-credit hour WGST Graduate Certificate that allows coursework for their track to be used for the certificate when course content is appropriate. For example, a student taking a course on Gender and International Development for the Social Justice track may also use this course to count towards the 12 credits required for a WGST Grad Certificate, thereby allowing the student to gain two-pronged concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Feminism and Gender Theory Seminar: Methods and Theories of Feminism and Gender Studies
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Survey of Feminist Thought
  • Women and the Law
  • Sexuality, Gender, and Visual Representation
  • Imperialism, Postcolonial Theory, and Visual Discourse

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate Admission Application
  • $50 non-reimbursable fee
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation. At least two of these letters must be academic -- that is, from former professors of yours. To ensure the complete objectivity of evaluation, students should not have had access to these letters. Letters should be sent by your recommender.
  • Statement of Purpose or Letter of Intent
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended including those foreign. Mailed copies must be in a sealed envelope.  E-transcripts are also accepted and can be sent to graduateadmissions@ucdenver.edu.​

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 388 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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