Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

Program Director


The Women's and Gender Studies Certificate program is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge and training in the field of Women's and Gender Studies. Students will have an opportunity to acquire advanced training and expertise in feminist theory, feminist methodology, and in fundamental issues in the field, such as issues of gender inequality, difference, and the intersection of gender and other forms of social identity and positioning. These include race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, age, ability, religion, and nationality.

The program will expose students to new ways of thinking about women and gender that interrogate and expand the processes by which knowledge about human beings is acquired, interpreted, and transmitted. Students will have the opportunity to research these new ways of thinking and to apply the knowledge acquired to their personal and professional life.

The program is committed to using global feminist perspectives, integrating theory and practice, and producing scholar-activists.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

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Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466