A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.
Gender studies explores treatments of human gender and sexuality in various theoretical and practical contexts. Student should expect to focus on gender while exploring any number of related subjects, such as law, literature and biology.
The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars.
Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa
The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars, researchers and graduate students interested in gender issues in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. The Institute for Gender and Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary two-year Master of Arts and a Diploma.
The MA offers three tracks
Specialization 1: Gendered Political Economies
Focusing on issues relating to poverty, labor politics, political economies of desire, migration, mobility and development histories and practices.
Specialization 2: Geographies of Gender and Justice...
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The MA in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and
The MA in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and leadership skills to benefit students in their professional, creative and intellectual lives. The Women’s and Gender Studies discipline is applicable for academics, educators, health care professionals, social service practitioners, activists, human rights workers, and law enforcement professionals who are concerned with issues of identity, equity, and citizenship both locally and globally.
The Master's Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies program will enable candidates to:
Engage in critical analysis of today’s most pressing issues while cultivating leadership skills to benefit students’ professional, creative and intellectual lives.
Develop a knowledge base in global human rights perspectives with an emphasis on gender.
Become familiar with current research on and theory in women’s and gender studies.
Foster academic curiosity to encourage students engagement in ethical leadership and civic engagement.
Develop an understanding of collective and individual identity policies to enhance students’ efficacy in their professions and communities.
Develop an understanding of interdisciplinary frameworks to study gender as a field of inquiry and as a mode of analysis.
Admission acceptance into the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Completion of the Women’s and Gender Studies coursework
Completion of the capstone experience, the Seminar in Critical Praxis
International students complete a Seminar in Higher Education course during the first semester*