Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Certificate in WSGS

Curious, Creative, Transformative

The Certificate in Women's Studies and Gender Studies is designed for people who want to develop some expertise or credentials in the field but don't want to commit to a M.A. program.  The requirement for the Certificate is 12 credit hours, including both WSGS 401 (History of Feminist Thought) and WSGS 402 (Feminist Methodologies); the other two courses can be chosen in consultation with the WSGS Graduate Program Director from any graduate-level WSGS or approved cross-listed courses.

If a Certificate student ultimately chooses to pursue the M.A. in WSGS (or another related graduate degree) at Loyola, credits taken for the Certificate can be rolled over towards completion of the other degree requirements.  Apply for the Certificate here

Upon completion of the required four courses, students should complete the Application for a Certificate in WSGS and submit it to the Graduate Program Director for approval.