Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

Our Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies offers the opportunity to integrate scholarship about women and gender differences into a graduate degree in any discipline, or as a freestanding program of study. 

This certificate program is open to degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking graduate students. Undergraduate students in their senior year may take graduate-level courses to complete their graduate certificate as a post-baccalaureate certificate.

Students with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student and complete the graduate certificate.

  • Courses

    This program requires 15 credit hours. 

    Core Requirements (6 credits)

    • WST 5507 Feminist Theory
    • WST 5935 WST Special Topics
    • WST 5946 Women’s Studies Internship
    • WST 5936 Women and Leadership
    • WST 5905 Independent Study
    • WST 5618 Gender and Genocide 


     Electives (9 credits)

    • EDH 6050C Women in Higher Ed
    • EDH 7931 Seminar on Class, Gender, and Race in Higher Ed
    • INR 5088 Feminism and IR
    • LBS 5155 Workplace Diversity
    • LBS 5215 Women in the Workplace
    • POT 5307 Feminist-Political Theory
    • RLG 5184 Sexuality, Religion and Social Change
    • RLG 5435 Feminist Theory and Religion 
    • RLG 5144 Women and Religion
    • SYD 5708 Advanced Race, Gender, Sexuality: Entanglements Across Time and Space 


    Students in the graduate certificate program may take up to three hours of approved independent study work (WST 5905) and/or may count up to three master’s or doctoral research hours in their major department if the focus of dissertation encompasses topics and scholarship in women's and gender studies. For approval or more information, please contact us at

    Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies Track Sheet 

  • Application

    Current graduate degree-seeking at FIU only need to submit the Graduate Certificate Application and submit it to the department for approval. Approved certificate applications will be returned to the students. 

    Non-degree-seeking applicants should complete the online graduate certificate application and submit the required documentation. The Center will review the application once the application is complete. For more information on the graduate certificate process, please click here