Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

Major: WGST
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/wgs/graduate-studies/graduate-certificate.html

Program Information

The Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) graduate certificate is a 15-hour program for students who have completed a B.S. or B.A. degree in any field. Students with no prior course work in WGS may be required to take classes in preparation for admission to the certificate program.

Program admission procedure:

Admission to the graduate certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies is open to any student who has completed a B.A. or B.S. degree with a 3.0 overall GPA. Students may pursue the certificate outside the framework of a graduate degree program or in conjunction with a graduate degree program in another UofL department. Students wishing to pursue the certificate must apply for admission through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies by:

  1. Completing a School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies application form and sending in the application fee
  2. Submitting an official transcript reflecting previous degrees earned

Students must also send directly to Women’s and Gender Studies a one-to-two page letter of intent, describing how the WGS graduate certificate will further their personal or professional goals.

Students wishing to pursue the graduate certificate in conjunction with a graduate degree program in another UofL department should first apply and be admitted to the degree program before applying for admission to the WGS graduate certificate program.

Curriculum

  1. Students must complete a total of 15 hours in courses approved for graduate credit in accordance with the policies of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, approved by the WGS chairperson.
  2. One course among the 15 hours must be WGST 601, WGST 602, or WGST 603.
  3. At least two courses must be at the 600-level.
  4. Courses must be chosen from both humanities and social sciences disciplines, with consultation of WGS chairperson.
  5. Students pursuing the WGS certificate in conjunction with a graduate degree program must take at least one course outside of the department in which the student is pursuing the degree.
  6. A single course may satisfy more than one requirement.
  7. Course work toward the graduate certificate in WGS may also count toward the student’s graduate degree.

Faculty

Tomarra Adams
Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Ann Allen
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Annette Allen
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Beth Boehm
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Thomas B. Byers
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Anne Caldwell
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Karen Chandler
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Karen Christopher

Associate Professor

Julia Dietrich
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Christine Ehrick
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Cate Fosl

Associate Professor

Rinda Frye
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Patricia Gagne
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Alan Golding
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Trish Gray
Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Susan Griffin
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Karen Hadley
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Dawn Heinecken

Professor

Susan Herlin
Affiliated Faculty

Associated Professor Emerita

Suzette Henke
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Katherine Johnson
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Cheryl Kolander
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Karen L. Kopelson
Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Gul Marshall
Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Carol Mattingly
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Diane Pecknold

Associate Professor

Wendy Pfeffer
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Natalie Polzer
Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Nancy Potter
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Theresa Rajack-Talley
Affiliated Faculty

Professor

Edwin S. Segal
Affiliated Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Arthur Slavin
Affiliated Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Mary Ann Stenger
Affiliated Faculty

Professor Emerita

Kaila Story
Associate Professor

Audre Lorde Endowed Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Nancy M. Theriot
Professor

Chairperson

Tamara Yohannes
Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor