Joint Master of Arts in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Cara DuBois

Cara DuBois is a Joint MA candidate in the English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs. Her research considers the relationships between gender, sound, and performance art. This fall, she will be speaking on a roundtable at the National Women's Studies Association Conference about protest and borders in the show Sense8.

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:

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.