The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) advanced degrees are grounded in feminist theory and help students develop the empirical knowledge required to analyze structures of power and inequity. With programmatic strengths in intersectionality, transnational and global feminisms, public policy and media and visual culture, WGSS immerses students in many applications of the degree.
Students may focus on a single sub-discipline or tailor an interdisciplinary program to suit a wide array of interests, positioning them for careers in policy and advocacy-oriented nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies, or further academic study in law, the humanities or the social sciences.
- Graduate Certificate: July 1
- MA in WGSS: April 1
- MA in Public Policy-WGSS: April 1
WGSS Resources for Current Students
Graduate Study Guide
Learn more about WGSS advising, exams and the various thesis and credit options.
Students must complete either a thesis or a practicum, a semester-long internship with an employer.
Learn more about the graduate thesis and its guidelines.
Apply for funding, either through an aid program or a merit-based scholarship.
Career Paths for Graduates
Find out where a WGSS degree can take you.
Choosing Program Options
Find out whether the WGSS or WGSS-Public Policy program is a better fit for your interests.
GW Graduate Student Resources