Explore Our Graduate Programs

Brandeis alumni and faculty are at the forefront of feminist scholarship worldwide.

The Brandeis University Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department (WGS) provides a strong grounding in discipline-specific studies along with an interdisciplinary education in the theories, methods, and scholarship of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. By introducing current research in a range of fields, the master's degrees create cross-disciplinary dialogue that prepares students for intellectual leadership in a variety of careers as well as their pursuits in continuing their education.

Master of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The standalone Master's Degree in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies offers an opportunity to receive an MA in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) while studying with WGS Core Faculty. Possible areas of focus include gender and race, Black feminist studies, trans and non-binary studies, postcolonial and cross-cultural feminisms, sexualities in society and literature, representations and experiences of women in contemporary and historical global contexts, and theoretical frameworks that seek to describe, explain, and remedy inequalities pertaining to gender and sexuality.

Please visit the Faculty page to check out current faculty areas of expertise.

Joint Master's Programs

The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department offers several joint master's degree programs. The joint master's degree option may be pursued independently, or in conjunction with a PhD in one of several fields. All of the degrees we offer are on the MA level.