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This list of graduate programs is meant as a helpful guide and is by no means "official" or exhaustive, and we welcome submissions of additional graduate links. All questions regarding programs listed should be directed to the institution administering the program; we have no further information.

Please note: Insitutions with doctoral programs may also offer a master's degree, graduate minors or certificates.

Ph.D. Programs

United States

Arizona State University, Ph.D. in gender studies

Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA) Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies in religion

Emory University (Atlanta, GA) Ph.D. in women's studies

Indiana University, Bloomington Ph.D. in gender studies

Ohio State University, Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) Ph.D. in women's studies

Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY) Ph.D in women's and gender studies

Texas Woman's University Ph.D. in women's studies

University of Arizona Ph.D. in women's studies

University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. in women's studies

University of California, Santa Barbara Ph.D. in feminist studies

University of California, Santa Cruz Ph.D. in feminist studies

University of Kansas, Lawrence Ph.D. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies

University of Kentucky, Lexington Ph.D. in women's studies (new fall 2013, certificate available for current study)

University of Iowa, Iowa City Ph.D. in women's studies

University of Maryland, College Park Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

University of Michigan joint Ph.D. programs in women's studies and English, History, Psychology, or Sociology

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (with Center for Advanced Feminist Studies) Ph.D. in women's studies

University of Washington, Seattle, Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

International

Central European University, Budapest M.A. and Ph.D. in gender studies (a Smith alum directs the program)

Josai International University Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

London School of Economics and Political Science, Gender Institute, England Ph.D. and M.Phil. in gender studies; M.Sc. in gender and social policy

Manchester University Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

The Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies (NOV) Ph.D. in women's studies at six Dutch universities

Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada) Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

University of Auckland, New Zealand M.A. and Ph.D. in women's studies

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada) M.A. and Ph.D. administered by women's studies and gender relations

University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia) Ph.D. and M.A. in gender studies

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom M.A. in gender studies and several Ph.D. options

University of Sussex (Brighton, UK) D.Phil. and M.A. programs in gender studies

University of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) Ph.D. and M.A. (by research) in women's studies

University of Toronto (Women and Gender Studies Institute) Ph.D. (Doctoral Program in Women and Gender Studies (DWGS)) and M.A. programs

University of Warwick, England Ph.D. programs in women and gender; M.A. in interdisciplinary gender studies, gender and international development, or gender, literature and modernity

York University (Ontario, Canada) Ph.D. and M.A. in women's studies

University of York (York, England) D.Phil., M.A., and M.Phil. programs in women's studies

Joint M.A. and J.D. Programs

Partial list below, please click here to see more information

American University Women and International Law Program L.L.M. in international legal studies with a specialization in gender an0d international law

George Washington University J.D./M.A. in women's studies

Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College J.D./M.A. in Women's History and Law

University of Arizona J.D./M.A. in women's studies

University of Cincinnati J.D./M.A. in women's studies

University of Florida J.D./M.A. in women's studies

University of Indiana, Bloomington J.D. with a minor in gender studies

M.A. Programs

United States

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) M.A. in women's and gender studies

Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA) interdisciplinary M.A. program in applied women's studies

Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA) M.A. in Africana women's studies

DePaul University (Chicago, IL) M.A. in women's and gender studies

Drew University (Madison, NJ) M.A. in women's studies and a concentration for Ph.D.

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI) M.A. of liberal studies in women's and gender studies (interdisciplinary)

Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) M.A. and graduate certificate in women's studies

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies

George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) M.A. in women's studies; M.A. in public policy with a concentration in women's studies

Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) M.A. in women's studies

Jewish Theological Seminary M.A. in Jewish women's studies

Loyola University, Chicago M.A. in women's studies, and a three-course graduate certificate; Mary Griffin Graduate Scholarship in WST available to one full-time graduate student in the program

Minnesota State University M.S. in women's studies

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) M.A. in women's studies

Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) M.A. and graduate certificate in women's and gender studies

San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) M.A. in women's studies

San Francisco State University M.A. in women's studies

Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, New York) M.A. in women's history

Simmons College (Boston, MA) Interdisciplinary M.A. program in gender/cultural studies

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven M.A. in women's studies and a graduate certificate in women's studies

State University of New York, Albany M.A. in women's studies

Texas Woman's University M.A. in Woman's Studies

Towson University (Maryland) M.S. in women's studies

United Theological Seminary (New Brighton, MN) M.A. in women's studies: religion, theology and ministry

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa M.A. in women's studies

University of Cincinnati M.A. in women's studies

University of Florida M.A. and M.W.S. in women's studies

University of Illinois, Springfield Self-designed, interdisciplinary M.A. in women's studies

University of Louisville M.A. in women's and gender studies

University of Memphis interdisciplinary M.A. program in women's studies

University of North Carolina, Greensboro M.A. in women's and gender studies

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls M.A. in women's studies

University of South Florida, Tampa M.A. in women's studies

University of Texas, Austin M.A. in women's and gender studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison M.A. in women's studies/gender studies

 

International

Manchester University M.A. in women's politics and policy research

Massey University, New Zealand M.A. in women's studies, M.Phil. in women's studies, and doctoral work in women's studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's (Newfoundland, Canada) M.A. in women's studies

Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) M.A. in women's studies offered jointly by Dalhousie, Mount Saint Vincent, and Saint Mary's universities

Oxford University (England) One-year interdisciplinary master's degree

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada) M.A. in women's studies

Trinity College at University of Dublin The Centre for Women's Studies offers the M.Phil. in women's studies, also welcomes applications from those wishing to do the M.Litt. and Ph.D. degrees, which are by research alone

University of Leeds Multiple post graguate programs at the master's and Ph.D. levels in women's, gender and sexuality studies in an multiple contexts

University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) M.A. degree specializations, including feminist theology

University of Ottawa (Canada) Collaborative Program in women's studies at the master's level

University of Toronto (Canada) Graduate collaborative program in women's studies, M.A. and Ph.D.

University of Western Ontario (Canada) M.A. in women's studies and feminist research

University of Wollongong (Australia) M.A. in women's studies

University of York (England) Stand-alone M.A. in women's studies. Also offers M.A. in women's studies by research and an M.Sc in women, development and administration

Certificates, focus, Minors

United States

American University (Washington, D.C.) Graduate students can combine the study of women's and gender issues with core courses in a traditional discipline to earn an M.A. or Ph.D.

California Institute of Integral Studies M.A. or Ph.D. in philosophy and religion with a concentration in women's spirituality

City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center Graduate certificate in women's studies for Ph.D. programs

Columbia University (New York City) Interdisciplinary graduate courses in feminist inquiry, and a range of activities bearing on feminist scholarship and teaching

Concordia University's Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Women's Studies Certificate and specialization programs at the bachelor's or undergraduate level

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) Graduate minor in women' studies

DePaul University (Chicago, IL) M.A. in women's and gender studies

Dominican University of California M.A. humanities focus in women's studies

Duke University (Durham, NC) Certificate program in women's studies for students pursuing Ph.D. and M.A. degrees

Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at M.I.T. Offers MIT graduate credit for students enrolled at participating institutions: Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, M.I.T. , Northeastern University, Simmons College, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Boston

Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) Ph.D. and Th.D. program in religion, gender and culture

Indiana State University, Terra Haute Graduate certificate in women's studies

Kansas State University Graduate certificate in WST for students in M.A., M.S., Ph.D. and professional programs

Kent State University Women's studies minor

Michigan State University, East Lansing Graduate students may choose graduate-level courses

New York University (New York City) M.A. concentration in women's history and Draper interdisciplinary M.A. in the humanities and social thought with a focus on gender politics

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) Interdisciplinary graduate minor in women's and gender studies

North Dakota State University, Fargo Women's studies graduate emphasis

Northern Illinois University At the graduate, master's and doctoral levels, students may earn a graduate concentration in women's studies

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) Graduate certificate in women's studies

Ohio University, Athens Graduate certificate for M.A. and Ph.D. programs

Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) Emphasis in women's studies for M.A. in humanities degree; graduate certificate

Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) Women's studies specialization in M.A. in interdisciplinary studies; graduate minor in women's studies

Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) Minor in women's studies for M.A. and Ph.D. programs

University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) Graduate certificate in women's studies

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) Graduate Certificate. Offers a weekly graduate colloquium in women's studies. The journal Critical Matrix is published twice annually and edited by graduate students.

Portland State University (Oregon) Post-baccalaureate certificate

Rice University Graduate certificate in the study of women, gender, and sexuality

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) Women's studies graduate certificate

Saint Louis University Women's studies graduate minor

State University of New York, Brockport Women's studies concentration in M.A. in liberal studies

Stanford University Ph.D. Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

State University of New York at Buffalo Women's studies emphasis in M.A. in American studies

Texas Tech University Interdisciplinary M.A. with a concentration in women's studies

Texas Woman's University Graduate certificate in women's studies

Union Institute and University Ph.D. in interdisciplinary arts and sciences with a concentration in women's studies

University of Akron (Ohio) Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of California, Berkeley Designated emphasis program on Women, Gender and Sexuality for Ph.D.

University of California at Davis Designated emphasis for Ph.D. in feminist theory and research to students in any discipline doing gender-related research

University of California, Irvine Graduate emphasis in feminist studies awarded in conjunction with the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree

University of California, Santa Cruz Concentration in women's studies in a Ph.D. degree

University of Chicago Center for Gender Studies Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies

University of Colorado, Boulder Graduate certificate in women and gender studies

University of Connecticut, Storrs Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Georgia, Athens Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Hawaii, Manoa Graduate certificate in advanced women's studies

University of Houston Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate concentration in gender and women's studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Minor in women's studies for M.A. or Ph.D. degrees

University of Kansas Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Kentucky Graduate certificate in gender and women's studies

University of Maine Interdisciplinary graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Graduate certificate in advanced feminist studies

University of Massachusetts, Boston Graduate certificate in women in politics and public policy and one-year online graduate certificate program in women in politics and public policy

University of Missouri-Columbia Graduate minor in women's studies

University of Missouri, St. Louis Interdisciplinary graduate certificate in women's studies

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill No graduate degrees in women's studies but offers a curriculum in women's studies for graduate-level courses in women's studies, conducting research and writing theses and dissertations on gender-related topics, and attending lectures and seminars

University of North Texas, Denton M.A. and M.S. with a major in interdisciplinary studies. Provides a mentor-oriented foundation to women's studies students, including opportunities for internships and funded research.

University of Oklahoma, Norman Interdisciplinary M.A. and Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Pittsburgh M.A. certificate and Ph.D. certificate in women's studies

University of South Carolina, Columbia Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Texas, Austin Concentration in women's studies leads to a graduate portfolio in a specialization area of choice

University of Washington, Seattle Graduate certificate in women' studies

University of Wisconsin, Madison Graduate certificate and Ph.D. minor in women's studies

University of South Florida Graduate certificate in women's studies

University of Southern California Graduate certificate in women's studies in conjunction with other degrees

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Graduate certificate in women's studies

Washington State University Gender focus in graduate study in American studies, history, political science and sociology

Washington University (St. Louis) Graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

West Virginia University, Morgantown Interdisciplinary M.A. in liberal studies with a concentration in women's studies

Western Kentucky University Graduate certificate both online and face-to-face

International

University of Helsinki, Christina Institute, Finland Interdisciplinary graduate (master's level) course offerings in women's studies