Joint JD/MA Program

At the intersection of law and gender

Combine a masters in women, gender, and sexuality studies with a JD from one of the nation's top law schools.

The MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University provides students with advanced training in issues of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, and disability. Whether you come from a gender and sexuality studies background already or are looking to supplement your work in another field with a gender and sexuality studies perspective, our program helps you explore the issues that matter to you.

By combining a JD with an MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies you will be prepared to address a range of problems and possibilities related to gender, sexuality, and the law, including developing policies that address gender inequities and diverse sexualities in law firms, corporations, and educational institutions; contributing to programs geared toward increasing and enhancing workplace diversity; and working with nonprofits that deal with gender violence, family law, and sexual diversity. 

how to apply

Students interested in the joint JD/MA program must first apply for admission to the law school, then apply to the MA program in WGSS. Admission to the joint program is contingent upon admission to the law school.

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