The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) offers an MA/JD and graduate certificate. The Graduate Certificate in WGSS is open to any PhD student in the Office of Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences. Both programs involve close advising by WGSS and the home department faculty.
The Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in WGSS is a truly joint program in which students, under close mentoring by advisors in both Law and WGSS, take a carefully selected set of courses in the Law School and in the Office of Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences, tailored to the student's interest. Coursework in the Office of Graduate Studies provides students with advanced training in issues of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, and disability. Whether they come from a gender and sexuality background already, or are looking to supplement their J.D. with a gender and sexuality perspective, this program is designed to prepare lawyers with a deep understanding of the cultural impacts of gender and sexuality in the workplace, in policy, and in law.
The graduate certificate program allows students in PhD programs to enhance their disciplinary studies with a concentration in gender studies.
This program offers graduate certificate students an opportunity to meet and work with graduate students in other departments. Graduate certificate students are on the program's mailing lists, and they are invited to participate in a variety of events, including special guest lectures, conferences, faculty searches and informal gatherings.