The graduate credential in Women's and Gender Studies is designed for students who wish to supplement their scholarly training with a specialization in the interdisciplinary field of WGS. WGS research, theories, and methodologies have had an impact on every field of academic study. A credential enables students to develop expertise in the foundations of WGS while adding interdisciplinary breadth to their academic pursuits. It also provides them with a professional complement to other training. Because the program is interdisciplinary and because students bring their own interests and goals, each credential program is individualized. For details about the WGS program, visit the program's website.
The graduate credential program is open to degree-seeking graduate students. Students applying to or currently enrolled in graduate programs at Roosevelt University may apply by submitting the WGS Graduate Credential application and other required materials listed under “forms” on the WGS website.
The credential requires completion of 12 semester hours in approved graduate-level WGS courses. Students must complete six hours of core coursework in WGS: WGS 402 and one WGS core course (4xx). WGS core courses rotate different topics under course numbers WGS 403, WGS 404, WGS 405, WGS 406, WGS 407, and WGS 408, and students may repeat course numbers with different topics. The remaining six credit hours may be fulfilled with two of the elective options listed below.
Credential students must earn grades of B- or better in all course work, and they must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue in the program. Cross-listed courses may be from programs outside of the one in which the student is pursuing a graduate degree. They may also be cross-listed courses from the student’s home discipline that are simultaneously used to complete the student’s MA degree in that field. Credential students are not eligible for WGS 490.
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