The degree in Gender and Women's Studies offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison engages the multidisciplinary perspectives associated with gender studies and women's studies: queer studies, transgender studies, sexuality studies, race and ethnicity studies, disability studies, area and global studies, cultural studies, postcolonial and transnational studies.
The M.A. curriculum in Gender and Women's Studies draws from the strengths of current course offerings in the program, as well as from methodologies and course offerings in other fields and departments. Some courses investigate these topics at the global level while others focus on the local, regional or national levels. The curriculum ensures an overarching transnational and cross-cultural framework. Courses use interdisciplinary methodologies and/or disciplinary approaches.
- Demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and critique the major concepts and theories related to feminism, women, and gender, and apply these critical perspectives across disciplines.
- Understanding of historical and contemporary agency by people across a spectrum of gender and the ways this agency has shaped lives in various geographic settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze the intersections between gender and other socially meaningful categories, such as race, class, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, nation, religion, and sexuality, and to explain how gender functions as a social institution.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary feminist analysis that (1) includes a critical literature review, (2) selects appropriate research methodologies, and (3) proposes an appropriate research design to collect, analyze, interpret, and present findings.
- Develop and utilize strong cultural competencies (e.g., sensitivity to race/ethnicity/gender/disability/sexual orientation issues) to allow them to enter into various cultural, social, economic, civic, academic, and workplace settings.
- Acknowledge and engage in ethical courses of action in research and collaborative practice.
- Gender, Women, and Cultural Representation
- Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective
- Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease
- First Year Topics Seminar in Gender, Women and the Humanities
- Women and Gender in World History
- Women's Writing
- 24 months
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- One (1) copy of official transcripts or academic records from each institution attended. International academic records must be in the original language and accompanied by an official English translation. Documents must be issued by the school with the official seal/stamp and an official signature
- Three (3) letters of recommendation. We prefer that at least two of the letters come from academic sources
- Statement of reasons why you wish to pursue the M.A. Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies (2–3 pages)
- Curriculum vitae or resumé
- Writing sample, such as a paper submitted for a course in an academic program
- The Department of Gender and Women's Studies does NOT require GRE scores
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12218 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12218 USD per year during 24 months.
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