The joint Master's degree in Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is designed to be completed in two to four semesters. 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)
- one graduate Sociology course cross-listed with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- one graduate course outside Sociology that is listed as an elective with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- three other graduate Sociology courses (including one theory course, and one course outside the area of gender)
- one additional graduate elective course.
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. The paper will be read by two faculty members, at least one of whom is a member of the Department of Sociology and at least one of whom is a member of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies core or affiliate faculty.
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Contact Professor Gowri Vijayakumar for more information about the program.
We consider applications to our joint MA program in Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies through Feb. 1.