An interdisciplinary graduate minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is available. A student seeking a minor does not have to pass through an admissions process, and a minor can be completed by any student who is simultaneously completing any graduate degree at Penn State.
Master’s Grad Minor Requirements
To earn a M/S minor, students are required to complete 9 credits of coursework in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This includes two required courses: WMNST 502: Global Perspectives on Feminism (3 credits) and WMNST 507: Feminist Theory (3 credits). The additional three credits must be chosen in consultation with and pre-approval from the Director of Graduate Studies in WGSS.
Master’s Grad Minor PDF Form
Doctoral Degree Minor Requirements
To earn a Ph.D. minor, students are required to complete 15 credits of coursework in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This includes three required courses: WMNST 502: Global Perspectives on Feminism (3 credits), WMNST 507: Feminist Theory (3 credits), and either WMNST 508: Feminist Methodologies (3 credits) or WMNST 509 Feminist Pedagogies (3 credits). Students must also complete six additional credits of WGSS coursework.
Doctoral students wishing to add a minor must submit an official request to Graduate Enrollment Services prior to establishing their doctoral committee or scheduling their comprehensive examination.
At least one Graduate Faculty member of WGSS must be included in the doctoral committee.
Doctoral Minor PDF Form
For more information about the Graduate Minor in WGSS, please contact Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor.
To apply, complete the Graduate Minor Application and submit with all signatures to:
Graduate Staff Assistant
345 Willard Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-2800
See this program’s listing: Graduate Bulletin