Program Overview: The interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies introduces students to a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives on women and gender and provides an excellent complement to the broad array of graduate degrees offered at Ohio University. Certificate students enrolled in any M.A. or Ph.D. program at the university may pursue the graduate certificate by taking a minimum of four courses, including three of the courses listed below and WGS 5890.
Admissions Policy: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Change Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.
Transfer Policy: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Opportunities: The Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies equips students to engage in a wide range of analytical frameworks and empirical perspectives involving gender and other elements of diversity. There is increasing demand for expertise in issues related to gender both globally and locally. Not only are businesses and corporations looking for employees with an understanding of women’s issues such as sexual harassment, flex-time, parental leave, pay equity, and equal employment opportunities, but also the development globally of agencies and organizations related to gender concerns is spurring demand for graduates with a specialization in women’s and gender studies. Additionally, there is growing demand in the professions of law, medicine, social work, teaching, counseling, and government service for expertise on gender issues.