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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate

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The Department of Social Transformation Studies   offers a graduate certificate for students in M.A., M.S., Ph.D and professional programs at Kansas State or those wishing to complete the certificate independent of another degree. It consists of 12 hours of graduate level courses in gender, women, and sexuality studies. One core course–GWSS 810, Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Feminist Thought and Practice–is required. Three other courses at the 600 level and above can be chosen from an approved list of electives from a variety of disciplines.

To apply to the graduate certificate program, admitted students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at K-State should email the graduate certificate coordinator, outlining their goals in pursuing the certificate, and copying their major professor or director of graduate studies in their degree program. Students wishing to pursue the certificate independently of another degree program at K-State should apply online through the graduate school. After they have been accepted, students should meet with the coordinator to identify the courses most congruent with their chosen program of study.

Program requirements

The certificate consists of 12 hours of approved graduate level courses at the 600 level or above in gender, women, and sexuality studies.

Core course required (3 hours):

Elective courses (choose 9 hours from the following list of courses)

Courses followed by a subtitle in parentheses vary and count toward the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate only when offered with the indicated subtitle.


Other appropriate graduate level Topics and Readings courses are offered every year in a variety of disciplines.  Thus, students have a large selection of classes to choose from each year.