Master of Arts in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies

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 Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies. See the M.A. program on the Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies website for further information about guidelines and contact information.

Thesis Option

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

Coursework Option

Minimum of 36 semester credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive examination.

Course Requirements for Both Options

WS 5023Foundations for Scholarly Inquiry in Women's and Gender 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 coursework option.

Minor

Optional, 6 semester credit hours.

Requirements for all Master's Degrees

Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses applied to the degree. A grade of C or below in any course will not count toward the Master of Arts degree.

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

WS 5023Foundations for Scholarly Inquiry in Women's and Gender Studies3
WS 5463U.S. Women of Colors3
WS 5773Qualitative Research Methods3
WS 5843Feminist/Womanist Theories3
WS 5983Thesis3
WS 5993Thesis3
Electives (approved in consultation with advisor)12
Total SCHs30

Coursework Option (36 semester credit hours)

WS 5023Foundations for Scholarly Inquiry in Women's and Gender Studies3
WS 5463U.S. Women of Colors3
WS 5843Feminist/Womanist Theories3
Electives (approved in consultation with advisor)27
Total SCHs36