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2013- 2014

Catalog update:
October 15, 2013

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Graduate Certificate Program

The Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program at DePaul University is available both to non-degree seeking students and to students in other DePaul graduate degree programs.

The Program’s requirements are

It is highly recommended that students take the foundational course, WGS 400, prior to the other required three WGS electives. The elective courses may be taken from the Women’s and Gender Studies offerings and/or from courses in other departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences that have been approved by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

To be considered for the certificate program, please follow the directions below.

Non-degree seeking students

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Complete a DePaul University Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate admission online application; submit undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts and a personal statement of 300-500 words (describing your interest in Women’s and Gender Studies, any prior experience in the field, and personal or professional goals for pursuing the certificate).   
 

Students enrolled in other DePaul graduate degree programs

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Complete a DePaul University Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate admission online application. Submit undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts, a personal statement of 300-500 words (describing your interest in Women’s and Gender Studies, any prior experience in the field, and personal or professional goals for pursuing the certificate), and a letter from the Director of Graduate Studies in the degree granting department indicating whether interdisciplinary courses in Women’s and Gender Studies may be counted toward departmental degree requirements. Submit transcripts, personal statement and letter from the other graduate program.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Admission decisions are based on the prospective student’s ability to complete the academic requirements of courses in the program. The Graduate Director may use the personal statement as a basis for advising certificate students on the selection of courses and on any academic skills development that would aid successful participation in and completion of WGS graduate courses.

Descriptions of courses offered through the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies can be found in Campus Connect through the "Search for Classes" function.

For more information please contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Program Director, Dr. Laila Farah (773-325-4464 ​or lfarah@depaul.edu), or visit the Department of Women's and Gender Studies website, http://las.depaul.edu/wms/