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.

Application Deadlines:

    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.

    Registration and Details



    WGSS Resources for Current Students


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    Graduate Practicum

    Students must complete either a thesis or a practicum, a semester-long internship with an employer.


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    Apply for funding, either through an aid program or a merit-based scholarship.









    GW Graduate Student Resources