Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies
The Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies at the graduate level may be earned by students enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students must meet all of the following requirements in order to earn
the Certificate at the graduate level:
- Students wishing to earn a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies need to complete a certificate declaration form well before completely the required course work. Please contact the associate chair for details and approval.
- Enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Wisconsin
- 15 credits of academic course work in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
at the 300-level or above.
- Students enrolled in courses at the 300-600 level should inform the
instructor that they are taking the course for a graduate-level certificate
and will complete additional readings/assignments consistent with expectations
for a graduate student
- 9 credits must be in residence at UW-Madison. A maximum of 6 credits
may be transferred from other institutions. (Any transferred credits must have been taken as a graduate student. The student is responsible for assuring completion of the graduate school's minimum requirements for courses taken in residency at UW. This requirement varies dependent on degree program.)
- 3 credits must count as humanities courses (H, Z, L).
- 3 credits must count as social studies courses (S or Z).
- 3 credits must count as natural or biological science (N, B W, X,
or Y) or be approved by the associate chair as an acceptable health/science
related course. (For the purpose of the GWS certificate, GWS 431: History
of Childbirth in America (S) may be counted toward this requirement).
- With the approval of the certificate advisor, a course external to
the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies may be counted
toward the certificate, provided that women and/or gender are the core
focus of the course.
- Directed study courses (GWS 699, 999) may not be used toward the certificate.
- A 3.0 grade is the minimum for courses counting toward the certificate.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade (no pass/fail courses).
Graduate Certificate advisor
The advisor for the Graduate Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies
is the Associate Chair of the Department.