Master of Arts in Women's Studies

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

30 or 36 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate depending on option selected with at least 18 semester credit hours in the field of Women’s Studies. Students may also take courses in summer terms. M.A. students may enroll part-time or full-time. See the M.A. program on the Women's Studies website for further information about guidelines and programs of study.

Thesis Option

Minimum of 30 semester credit hours, including 24 semester credit hours of course work, 6 semester credit hours for thesis, and oral exam. WS 5773 is required for the thesis option.

Course Work Option

Minimum of 36 semester credit hours of course work and a comprehensive examination.

Course Requirements for Both Options

WS 5023Foundations for Scholarly Inquiry in Women's Studies3
WS 5463U.S. Women of Colors3
WS 5843Feminist/Womanist Theories3

Final Examination

An oral examination for the thesis option and a comprehensive examination for the course work option.

Minor

Optional, 6 semester credit hours.

Sample Programs of Study for the Master of Arts Degree (30 or 36 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
WS 5023Foundations for Scholarly Inquiry in Women's Studies3
WS 5463U.S. Women of Colors3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Spring
WS 5773Qualitative Research Methods3
WS 5843Feminist/Womanist Theories3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall
WS 5983Thesis3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Spring
WS 5993Thesis3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 30


Course Work Option (36 semester credit hours)

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
WS 5023Foundations for Scholarly Inquiry in Women's Studies3
WS 5463U.S. Women of Colors3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Spring
WS 5843Feminist/Womanist Theories3
Two Electives6
 Semester Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall
Three Electives9
 Semester Credit Hours9
Spring
Three Electives9
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 36