U.S. Ph.D. Programs

Arizona State University, Tempe » Ph.D in Women & Gender Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco » Ph.D in Women's Spirituality

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA » Ph.D. and M.A. in Women's Studies in Religion.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA » Ph.D. in Women's Studies.

Indiana University, Bloomington » Ph.D in Gender Studies

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ » Ph.D. in Women's Studies.

Texas Woman's University, Denton » PhD. and M.A. in Women's Studies

University of Arizona, Tuscon » PhD., M.A., and certificate in Gender & Women's Studies.

University of California, Los Angeles » Ph.D. and M.A. in Women's Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara » Ph.D. and M.A. in Feminist Studies. Optional emphasis in Global and International Studies.

University of Kansas, Lawrence » Ph.D in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Students must also choose a concentration in another discipline.

University of Kentucky, Lexington » Ph.D. in Gender & Women's Studies.

University of Maryland, College Park » Ph.D. in Women's Studies

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor » No standalone Ph.D. program. Offers joint Ph.D. programs in Women's Studies & English, History, Psychology, and Sociology (not accepting applications to Sociology programs).

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis » Ph.D. in Women's Studies.

Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA » Offers many concentrations for a Ph.D in Women's Studies.

International Ph.D. Programs

Josai International University » M.A. in Women's Studies

London School of Economics and Political Science, Gender Institute, England » Ph.D. and M.Phil in Gender Studies.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia » Ph.D. and M.A. in Women's Studies.

The Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies (NOV) » Ph.D. in Women's Studies at six Dutch universities.

University of Auckland, New Zealand » M.A. and Ph.D in Women's Studies are offered.

York University, Ontario, Canada » Ph.D. and M.A. in Women Studies.

University of York, York, England » D.Phil, M.A., and M.Phil programs in Women's Studies.

Programs Offering Joint M.A. and Ph.D Degrees

Brandeis University, Waltham » MA Graduate students can earn a joint M.A. between the Women's Studies Program and 10 different Ph.D. programs on campus.

University of California, Davis » PhD and MA program in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies.

University of Cincinnati, OH » J.D./M.A. Joint Degree in Law and Women's Studies, M.A. in Women's Studies, and Graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI » Interdepartmental Ph.D. programs in Women's Studies and Psychology, Women's Studies and English, and Women's Studies and History. A graduate certificate is also offered.

Master's Programs

Brandeis University, Waltham/Boston, MA » M.A. in Women's & Gender Studies.

Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA » Interdisciplinary M.A. program in Applied Women's Studies.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL » M.A in Women's & Gender Studies

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA » Offers M.A. in Africana Women's Studies.

Drew University, Madison, N.J. » M.A. or PhD. in History with concentration of History of Gender & Sexuality

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI » Master of Liberal Studies in women's studies; an interdisciplinary degree administered by the Women's Studies director.

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL » M.A. and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

George Washington University, Washington, D.C. » M.A. in Women's Studies; M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women's Studies.

Georgia State University, Institute for Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Atlanta » M.A. in Women's Studies. Also offers Graduate Certificate.

Loyola University, Chicago » M.A.. in Women's Studies, and a three-course graduate certificate; Mary Griffin Graduate Scholarship in WST available to one full-time graduate student in the program.

Mankato State University, Mankato, MN » M.S. in Women's Studies.

New School of Social Research, New York City » Graduate Cert. for Gender & Sexuality Studies

Ohio State, Columbus, OH » Phd. and M.A. in Women's Studies.

Oregon State University, Corvallis » M.A. in Women's Studies.

Roosevelt University, Chicago » M.A. in Women's Studies

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ » M.A. in Women's Studies.

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA » M.A. in Women's Studies.

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA » M.A. in Women's Studies.

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York » M.A. in Women's History.

Simmons College, Boston, MA » New in 1998, an interdisciplinary M.A. program in Gender/Cultural Studies.

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven » M.A. in Women's Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

State University of New York, Albany » M.A. in Women's Studies.

Texas Women's University, TX » M.A. in Women's Studies Towson University, MD M.S. in Women's Studies (see "Graduate Programs").

Towson University, Towson, MD » M.S. in Women's & Gender Studies with concentrations in Women, Health & Sexuality, Women in International Context, and Women, Leadership & Social Change. 

United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, MN » M.A. in Women's Studies.

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL » M.A. in Women's Studies.

University of Arizona, Tucson » M.A. in Women's Studies.

University of Illinois, Springfield » Self-designed, interdisciplinary M.A. in Women's Studies.

University of North Carolina, Greensboro » M.A. in Women's & Gender Studies

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls » M.A. in Women's Studies.

University of South Florida, Tampa » M.A. in Women's Studies began Fall 1997.

University of Texas, Austin » M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies.

University of Wisconsin system » M.A. in Gender & Women Studies

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee » M.A. in Women's Studies. Also offers combined M.A. in Women's studies with a Master of Library and Information Science, or a Master of Social Work.

Massey University, New Zealand » M.A. and Phd. of Arts in Women Studies by thesis only.

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada » M.A. in Women's Studies.

Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada » M.A. in Women's Studies offered jointly by Dalhousie, Mount Saint Vincent, and Saint Mary's universities.

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada » M.A. in Women's Studies.

Trinity College at University of Dublin, Ireland » The Centre for Women's Studies offers the M.Phil in Women's Studies, also welcomes applications from those wishing to do the M.Litt. and Ph.D. degrees, which are by research alone.

University of Nijmegen, Netherlands » Offers M.A. degree packages. Three M.A. specializations can be attended: 'Gender and Women's History', 'Women's Studies Philosophy' and 'Feminist Theology'. Also has an annual postgraduate seminar for Ph.D. candidates in Women's Studies.

University of Ottawa, Canada » Collaborative Program in Women's Studies at the Master's level University of Toronto, Canada Graduate Collaborative Program in Women's Studies, M.A. & Ph.D.

University of York, York, England » Offers a stand-alone M.A. in Women's Studies. Also offers M.A. in Women's Studies by Research and an M.Sc in Women, Development and Administration.

U.S. Programs Offering Certificates, Concentrations, Minors

American University, Washington, D.C. » Graduate students can combine the study of women's and gender issues with core courses in a traditional discipline to earn an M.A. or Ph.D.

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH » Offers graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

California Institute of Integral Studies » M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy & Religion with a concentration in Women's Spirituality.

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA » Offers concentration of Africana Women's Studies in DAH (Humanities).

Columbia University, New York City » Interdisciplinary graduate courses in feminist inquiry, and a range of activities bearing on feminist scholarship and teaching.

Concordia University's Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Women's Studies » Certificate and Specialization Programs at the Bachelors or Undergraduate level.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY » Graduate Minor in Women's Studies.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL » Concentration through the M.A. in Liberal Studies and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies programs and a non-degree certificate.

Dominican University of California » M.A. Humanities focus in Women's Studies.

Duke University, Durham, NC » Certificate Program in Women's Studies for students pursuing Ph.D. and M.A. degrees.

Eastern Michigan University, Ysplanti, MI » Offers certificate in Women's & Gender Studies.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA » Offers graduate certificate for students also on other Ph.D. tracks.

Georgia State University, Institute for Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Atlanta, GA » Offers graduate certificate.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA » No graduate degrees in Women's Studies, but there are women's course-related degree programs and professional schools.

Illinois State University, Normal, IL » Offers Graduate Certificate.

Indiana University, Bloomington » Minor in Women's Studies for the Ph.D.

Indiana State University, Terra Haute » Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

Kansas State University » Graduate Certificate in WST for students in M.A., M.S., Ph.D and professional programs

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA » Offers Graduate Certificate for students in related fields of study.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI » Graduate specialization in Gender, Justice, & Environmental Change. Interdisciplinary  graduate specialization in Women & Gender Studies.

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro » Graduate certificate in Women's & Gender Studies.

New York University, New York City » M.A. Concentration in Women's History

Northeastern University, Boston » Offers certificate for students already enrolled in graduate programs.

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff » Graduate certificate offered for those already enrolled in a Master's program.

Northern Illinois University » Offers certificates in LGBT Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, and Law & Women's & Gender Studies

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL » Options of a concentration or certificate of Women's & Gender Studies.

Ohio University, Athens, OH » Graduate Certificate available for students enrolled in M.A. and Ph.d. programs.

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA » An Emphasis in Women's Studies for M.A. in Applied Sociology degree.

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR » Offers MA and graduate minor.

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA » Minor in Women's Studies for M.A. and Ph.d. programs.

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR » Graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ » Offers certificates for students enrolled in the graduate programs.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA » Radcliffe grants four units of course credit for each Graduate Consortium seminar. This credit may be used toward a degree elsewhere at the discretion of the institution granting the degree.

Saint Louis University, MO » Offers Graduate Minor in Women's & Gender Studies.

San Diego State, San Diego, CA » Offers General and Advanced certificates for individuals and graduate students interested in WGS.

State University of New York at Buffalo, NY » Offers M.A. and PhD. in Global Gender Studies.

State University of New York at Empire State, NY » Certificate in Women's & Gender Studies.

State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY » Certificate in Women's & Gender Studies.

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY » Offers Certificate of Advanced Studies for students on M.A. and Ph.D tracks.

Texas Tech University, Lubbock » Offers graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Akron, Ohio » Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

University of California, Berkeley » Designated emphasis program on Women, Gender, and Sexuality for Ph.D.

University of California at Davis » Ph.D. in History with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Women's History. University of California, Irvine Graduate Emphasis in Feminist Studies awarded in conjunction with the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree.

University of California, Santa Barbara » Graduate Emphasis in Women's Studies in a Ph.D. degree.

University of California, Santa Cruz » Offers PhD. for Feminist Studies, and a concentration in Feminist Studies for students enrolled in the PhD. program.

University of Central Missouri , Warrensburg, MO » Offers Graduate Certificate that can be a standalone track, or a supplement for students in other graduate programs.

University of Chicago Center for Gender Studies » Offers certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies for students in Ph.D. program.

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder » Offers certificate for those already enrolled in graduate programs.

University of Connecticut, Storrs » Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies.

University of Delaware, Newark, DE » Offers Graduate Certificate in Women & Gender Studies.

University of Georgia, Athens » Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI » Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Kansas, Lawrence » Offers Graduate Certificate

University of Louisville, KY » Offers M.A in Women's & Gender Studies, a dual degree M.A./M.S.W (Master's of Social Work), and graduate certificate in WGS.

University of Maine » Interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore » Offers Post-Bac Certificate for students already in graduate programs.

University of Maryland College Park, College Park » Offers Graduate Certificate to students already in graduate programs.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst » Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies.

University of Massachusetts, Boston » Graduate Certificate in Women in Politics and Government.

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor » Offers Graduate Certificates in Women's Studies and in LGBTQ Studies. For students already in graduate programs.

University of Missouri, St. Louis » Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque » Offers Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies for those already in graduate programs.

University of New York » Graduate School and University Center Graduate certificate in Women's Studies for Ph.D. programs.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill » Offers a graduate minor in Women's & Gender Studies.

University of North Carolina, Greensboro » Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

University of North Texas, Denton, TX » M.A. and M.S. with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Provides a mentor-oriented foundation to Women's Studies students, including opportunities for internships and funded research.

University of Oklahoma, Norman » Offers graduate certificate.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia » Graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA » M.A. certificate and Ph.D. certificate in Women's Studies.

University of South Carolina, Columbia » Graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Texas, Austin » Concentration in Women's Studies leads to a graduate portfolio in a specialization area of choice.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA » Offers pathway to Interdisciplinary PhD. for Philosophy.

University of Wisconsin, Madison » Graduate Certificate and Ph.d. Minor in Women's Studies.

University of South Florida » Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.

University of Southern California » Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies in conjunction with other degrees.

West Virginia University, Morgantown » Certificate available in Women's & Gender Studies.

Wright State University, Dayton, OH » Offers Graduate Certificate for students already in graduate programs.