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    May 30, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies, MA


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UNT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program offers a master’s degree in women’s and gender studies. Students take approved courses offered through the program and through other departments. This degree prepares graduates for work in non-governmental and non-profit organizations in both domestic and international contexts.

The central goal the women’s and gender studies program is to promote teaching, research and outreach with a critical analytical focus aimed at interrogating gender-related stereotypes, especially as our identities intersect with sexuality, race and ethnicity in a global context. Our interdisciplinary scholarship supports and sustains campus-wide discussions in areas including, but not limited to: global contexts, feminist approaches, women’s social movements, feminist activism, and explorations of the connections among gender, class, ethnicity and race in social and cultural constructs.

Our program facilitates students’ interactions with more than 40 members of the Women’s and Gender Studies affiliated faculty, expanding understandings of gender differences, cultural diversity, and social changes while strengthening critical thinking and communication skills. Students are also able to take courses at TWU under the Federation agreement.  As TWU has a Women’s and Gender Studies Department, students from the two schools frequently take advantage of this agreement for an enlarged array of courses that fit their interests. 

Major requirements


For both tracks, the following courses are required:

Socio-Cultural Perspectives track


Socio-Cultural Perspectives students may draw from the following in addition to their three required courses:

Other information


Topics vary from semester to semester in the many disciplines having gender components; hence, it is impossible to list every possibility.  English, History, and Sociology frequently have courses with a strong gender component that will fulfill the Socio-Cultural Perspectives track.  Students are also able to take courses at TWU under the Federation agreement.  As TWU has a Women’s & Gender Studies Department, students from the two schools frequently take advantage of this agreement for an enlarged array of courses that fit their interests. 

Other requirements


Students applying for admittance to the master’s degree program in Women’s and Gender Studies must submit the following with their application:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA and submission of an official transcript verifying this.
  • Submission of a 1-2 page statement of purpose regarding their career plans and how they expect this degree to facilitate achievement of these career goals.
  • Submission of a 3-4 page essay describing a personal experience that was adversely impacted by gender.  This provides a writing sample and as one component of re-evaluation for their final comprehensive exam.
  • Submission of a current CV or resume.
  • Submission of GRE scores are only required if the Toulouse Graduate School makes that a requirement.

Evidence that they have satisfactorily fulfilled the foreign language proficiency requirement equivalent to four courses in the same foreign language. If not, they will be required to complete this before the degree can be awarded.

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