Women's studies at WSU is an undergraduate program. We strongly encourage our majors and minors to consider graduate school and professional training programs upon completing their degrees. Our alums have continued on to attend Ph.D. and M.A. programs as well as law school and medical school.
Women's studies core faculty are very involved in graduate training and serve on the graduate faculty of the American Studies Program, which places women's studies and ethnic studies scholarship at the heart of its curriculum.
There are a limited number of teaching assistantships in women's studies for American studies graduate students. Please visit the American studies Web site.
Related Areas at WSU
Women's studies faculty also work with graduate students in other programs who seek guidance in feminist, womanist, and LGBT scholarship. Faculty supervise directed readings and independent studies with students in graduate programs in sociology, history, political science, interdisciplinary programs, teaching and learning, anthropology, English, and others.
Women's studies faculty work with the following gender concentrations in graduate study:
- Women's history concentration in the Department of History.
- Gender concentration in the Department of Sociology.
- Gender and justice concentration in the Department of Political Science.
Graduate students often take our courses for 400-level graduate credit, especially W St 481: Theoretical Issues in Women's Studies, W St 485: Theoretical Issues in Lesbian and Gay Studies, and W St 460: Gender, Race, and Nature in American Culture.
Students electing majors and minors in women's studies often pursue graduate or professional education in fields where women's studies scholarship is growing, such as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and English.
Our graduates have pursued advanced study in a variety of disciplines, including:
- Women's studies
- American studies
- Library science
The department offers a workshop for women's studies majors interested in pursuing graduate studies.
The Graduate Studies Glossary is a great list of must-know terms for the soon-to-be grad student.