What is Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies?
A certificate in women's and gender studies requires 9 hours of coursework on topics ranging from feminist theory to feminist research methodologies.
Why Study Women's and Gender Studies Here?
By earning a certificate in women's and gender studies, students gain access to an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural study of gender in social structure, history, culture, and technology. The Women's & Gender Studies program at Virginia Tech presents students with new ways of thinking about how race, class, and sexuality shape our society and our experiences in it.
What You'll Study
The Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies extends graduate students' work in other disciplines by exploring feminist theoretical perspectives and analyzing the structural and interpersonal dimensions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Students complete nine hours of coursework together with a thesis or dissertation addressing an issue of gender or sexuality in a significant way.
WGS 5914 Feminist Theory
WGS 5924 Feminist Research Methodologies
Women's and Gender Studies Elective
Careers of Program Graduates
Our graduates have gone on to earn doctorates in sociology and related fields here at Virginia Tech and in universities around the world, or to direct and coordinate women’s centers, diversity programs, and research at such institutions as the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington DC, and the DisAbility Law Center of Virginia.