Roosevelt University in Chicago, Schaumburg and Online - Logo

Master’s Thesis Option

Students must complete a total of 30 semester hours of graduate credit in approved courses. WGS 402 should be taken the first semester of fall enrollment. At least five courses must be WGS core courses, which rotate different titles under course numbers WGS 403, WGS 404, WGS 405, WGS 406, WGS 407, and WGS 408. Students may repeat course numbers with different titles. The thesis, WGS 490, consists of an extensive research and writing project undertaking an original inquiry related to the field of WGS. This provides the opportunity for independent, advanced research in an area of the student's interests, in accordance with programmatic requirements and with committee approval.

  Eight electives in WGS .....24
  WGS 402 Feminist Modes of Inquiry .....3
  WGS 490 Thesis .....3

A student who has not completed a master’s thesis or project must maintain registration during fall and spring semesters until completion of the project by registering for the appropriate zero-credit course (course number followed by “Y“). Students who have not maintained continuous registration for thesis or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation.

Master's Project Option

Students must complete a total of 33 semester hours of graduate credit in approved courses. WGS 402 should be taken the first semester of fall enrollment. At least five courses must be WGS core courses, which rotate different titles under course numbers WGS 403, WGS 404, WGS 405, WGS 406, WGS 407, and WGS 408. Students may repeat course numbers with different titles.

The project, WGS 497, consists of the completion of a scholarly paper, curriculum development project, creative project, or community outreach project. This directed study provides the opportunity for independent, advanced research in an area of the student’s interests, in accordance with programmatic requirements and with committee approval.

  Nine electives in WGS .....27
  WGS 402 Feminist Modes of Inquiry .....3
  WGS 497 WGS Master’s Project .....3