Joint Master of Arts in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The English department offers a joint Master of Arts degree program that integrates the study of women, gender, and sexuality with the English department course of study. Students may explore a variety of topics and critical approaches, including feminism, masculinity studies, LGBTI/queer, queer race, and queer diaspora and postcolonial studies.
Students will be expected to complete the course work in three semesters, and may take another semester to complete a master's project. This joint program may be a terminal degree or may be earned as part of the PhD program. The joint MA is for full-time students only.
Requirements include the completion of eight courses to be distributed as follows:
- a designated foundational course in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- one course in feminist research methodologies (WMGS 208b or The Feminist Inquiry course offered through the Graduate Consortium in Women's and Gender Studies)
- five additional courses in the English department selected from 100-level courses and graduate seminars (200-level courses)
- one Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course in a department other than the English department.
Also required is the submission of a research paper of professional quality and length (normally 25-40 pages) on a topic related to the joint degree.
For a detailed list of requirements, see the University Bulletin.