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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Graduate Certificate

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The Gender & Women's Studies graduate certificate is available to those currently pursuing a graduate degree or who already have a graduate degree. The program is also intended for post-baccalaureate working professionals. Students seeking a graduate certificate must possess a bachelor's degree. Previous course work in Gender & Women's Studies is preferred but not required.

The Graduate Certificate in Gender & Women's Studies offers students learning opportunities in the following areas:

  1. Theory that connects race, class, gender sexuality, and other identity categories.
  2. Knowledge of the strategies and tactics the feminist movement has employed to create social change.
  3. Communication skills, both oral and written.
  4. Historical and philosophical dimensions of gender & women's studies as a movement and a discipline.

The certificate program requires that students maintain a B average and complete 9 credits of 600-level courses in Gender & Women’s Studies plus one 3-credit elective course at the 500 or 600 level.

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