Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program


A global Approach to Gender
and Sexuality

Challenging inequity through cross-disciplinary,
intersectional scholarship

Join Us October 17–27

Registration is open for the 2022 CCAS Graduate Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific info sessions and opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and our admissions team.

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Tuesday, October 25 at 12 p.m. EDT.

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Who We Are

The first graduate program in women’s studies in the United States, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program at GW University has been a leader in the field since 1972. Today, our offerings include undergraduate, graduate and combined degree options.

Known for our interdisciplinary, innovative approach, the WGSS Program bridges the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences through the study of topics relating to gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.

Students analyze feminist theory and cross-cultural perspectives, examine historical trends and religious practices, explore policy and power structures and develop theories and methods for challenging inequality and re-imagining social justice. Beyond the classroom, students have access to unique networking events, research experiences and internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.

"The decision to take on WGSS as a second major was the most importat moment of my undergraduate career. I am incredibly humbled to have learned from our department's wonderful professors and students in my last three semesters at GW."

Ragini Sharma
BA '21

Ragini Sharma


Happening in WGSS








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