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GPIS Concentration:Women's Studies

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Participants gather for a group photo at the ODU Graduate Program in International Studies’ Annual Graduate Research Conference. College of Arts and Letters

Requirements for a Certificate in Women's Studies


Students who want only the women's studies graduate certificate without a graduate degree may attain it, but must apply, nonetheless, for graduate standing in the Institute of Humanities. They must gain admission to the Humanities graduate program before the completion of nine graduate hours and must satisfy all of the admission requirements for the program, including the GRE. Only students who hold a B.A. or B.S. degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 may apply for the women's studies graduate certificate.

Other students who choose to obtain a master's degree in such fields as English, history, international studies, applied sociology, or counseling have the option of combining that degree with the women's studies graduate certificate. Students should fill in an application in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Often this can be done without adding more than a few extra credit hours beyond those required for the master's degree. Admission and course requirements vary from department to department.


Institute of Humanities
Department of Women's Studies