Women’s & Gender Studies Combined B.S./M.S

Earn your master’s degree in women’s studies in just five years in this combined degree program.

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The combined bachelor’s and master’s program in Women’s Studies is designed for the three existing concentrations in the graduate women’s studies program: women, leadership and social change; women in International context; and women, health and sexuality.

Students in the combined program select one of three culminating experiences already in place: thesis, Internship, or two-course option.

The degree requirements are the same as those for the regular M.S. program in women’s studies with the following exception: three less credits of planned electives are required. All master’s degree students in this program, regardless of their plan, must demonstrate a proficiency in research and meet the requirements of all learning outcomes listed for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

You must be a full-time women’s studies undergraduate major to apply for the program. You may apply during the first semester of your junior year and may begin the program once you have completed a minimum of 75 but no more than  96 credit hours in your undergraduate program, including credits earned from advanced placement.

View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Academic Advising

Not sure which program is right  for you? The department offers an advising program that can help you reach your academic goals.

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Share your experiences with peers in one of the department’s student groups. The Feminist Collective addresses contemporary issues with strong ties to activism. Half the Sky is committed to ending oppression for women worldwide. The Queer Student Union is a driving force on campus for awareness and activism.