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Women's and Gender Studies

Rutgers University

12 months
15072 USD/year
15072 USD/year
8868 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate concentration in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University provides graduate students the opportunity to study gender and sexuality from a variety of disciplinary perspectives in conjunction with their study toward a master's or doctoral degree. 


Interdisciplinary by nature, Women’s and Gender Studies courses primarily address the diversity of gendered experiences based on race, ethnicity, class, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation. The graduate concentration is an appropriate option for graduate students who wish to focus on gender and/or sexuality in their particular disciplinary field.

The Women's and Gender Studies program from Rutgers University is offered to students in the following programs: Master of Arts (M.A.) in American Studies, English, History, Liberal Studies, and Political Science; Master of Science (M.S.) in the Division of Global Affairs, Public Administration and Social Work; and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in American studies and the Division of Global Affairs.

Learning Goals for Graduate Certificate

  • Learning Goal 1:  Familiarity with the ways feminist epistemologies have reshaped the agendas of intellectual inquiry in numerous fields; command of the foundational methodologies of doing interdisciplinary work in WGS as well as those most appropriate to the student’s area of disciplinary study
  • Learning Goal 2:  Understanding in historical perspective of the issues in American and other cultures that are based on assumptions about male/female sexual differences, differences in gender and sexual orientation, and their ideologies
  • Learning Goal 3:  The ability to connect broader issues in women’s history, feminist and gender theory, and related theories and methodologies to literary works under study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Feminism: Theory and Practice
  • Agency, Subjectivity, and Social Change
  • Feminist Genealogies
  • Contemporary Feminist Theories
  • Feminist Methodologies 
  • Feminist Knowledge Production 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement, official transcripts, resume, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (20 - 25 pages).
  • GRE General. TOEFL for non-native English speakers.
  • Personal statement specifying your past experience, reasons for applying and area of interest. Also, intellectual and personal goals have to be focal points of your essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8868 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8868 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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