Graduate

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program admits between 10 and 15 MA students each year. Some students take courses on a full-time basis (3 courses each semester), and others attend part-time and take a reduced course load (2 courses per semester). Since most students work to help finance their education, graduate seminars are usually scheduled in the evening. Prospective gradaute students admissions information can be found on the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Studies page. 

At GW, programs offer interdisciplinary degrees while departments offer degrees within a particular discipline such as history or sociology. Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty are, therefore, drawn from a variety of disciplines and departments across the University but mainly within The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The Program comprises a small number of "core faculty" whose appointments are in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a larger number of associated and related faculty. 

The Executive Committee on Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and its subcommittees meet periodically during the academic year to determine policy about the Program, make suggestions about future events, and serve as a guiding task force. The Committee is chaired by the Program director. The executive aide, the Gelman Library staff associate, and two graduate student representatives are invited to attend the meetings.