This groundbreaking program emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to the study of women, gender and sexuality, bridging the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Students learn to analyze structures of power, particularly as they are grounded in gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality. They develop theories and methods for challenging inequity and imagining social justice. As of June, 2016, the program and degree names officially changed to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) to reflect the full range of interests already represented in the curriculum, and in faculty and student work. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., WGSS at George Washington University is also positioned to provide students unique access to resources and internship opportunities.
Students in this 36-hour MA program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are introduced to key issues in gender and sexuality studies, while receiving rigorous interdisciplinary training that enables them to conduct scholarly research and analysis. The program offered by George Washington University boasts strengths in intersectionality, transnational/global feminisms, public policy, and media and visual culture. Students are empowered to develop a focused specialization in a disciplinary or topical area of their choice. Previous concentrations include topics such as gender and history, sociology, anthropology, international development, media studies and health and the intersection of race, class and gender.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Fundamentals of Feminist Theory
- Contemporary Feminist Theory
- Research Issues in Women's Studies
- Women and Public Policy
- Survey of Economics
- Research Methods
- Policy Analysis
- Politics & the Policy Process
- 24 months
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DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies View 87 other Masters in Gender & Sexuality Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- GRE general test required for M.A. applicants
- Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
- Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 – 500 words
- Two (2) recommendations. Three (3) recommendations are welcome for those applying for fellowships.
- A 10-15 page writing sample is required
International54750 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 24 months.
National54750 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Washington, D. C.
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