Gender Studies Graduate Certificate

College : Arts and Humanities Degree :CRT
Department : Women's and Gender Studies Option : N/A
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The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies provides skills for practical application of gender theories and research in the workforce to advance leadership and participation, economic empowerment, policy and planning, multi-modal digital literacies, and cross-cultural communication in order to promote gender equality.


The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies includes courses from both the humanities and the social sciences. Entry to CLP 6459C, ENG 6814 Gender in Texts and Technology and SOW 5625 may be restricted. Consult with the instructor.
Total Credit Hours Required:
12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • WST 5601 Theories in Gender Studies (3 credit hours)
  • WST 5347 Research in Women and Gender Studies (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • AMH 5566 Colloquium: Women in American History (3 credit hours)
  • ARH 5897 Advanced Seminar in Art History: Contemporary Women Artists (3 credit hours)
  • CLP 6459C Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Sex Therapies (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6332 Gendered Rhetoric (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 6078 Contemporary Movements in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Theory (as applicable)** (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 6074 Historical Movements in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies (as applicable)** (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 6814 Gender in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
  • LIT 6097 Studies in Contemporary Fiction** (3 credit hours)
  • LIT 6216 Issues in Literary Study (as applicable)** (3 credit hours)
  • LIT 6936 Studies in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Theory (as applicable)** (3 credit hours)
  • PUP 6324 Women and Public Policy (3 credit hours)
  • SYD 6809 Seminar in Gender Issues (3 credit hours)
  • SYP 5566 Seminar on Domestic Violence (3 credit hours)
  • SYP 6563 Reactions to Domestic Violence (3 credit hours)
  • SYP 6561 Child Abuse in Society* (3 credit hours)
  • SYP 6565 Elder Abuse and Neglect* (3 credit hours)
  • ACG 6519 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • CCJ 6067 Perspectives on Genocide (3 credit hours)
  • CCJ 6366 Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence (3 credit hours)
  • COM 6047 Interpersonal Support in the Workplace (3 credit hours)
  • COM 6468 Communication and Conflict (3 credit hours)
  • CPO 6058 Revolution and Political Violence (3 credit hours)
  • CPO 6067 Comparative Courts (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5237 Writing for the Business Professional (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6115 Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
  • GEY 5007 Women and Health Aging (3 credit hours)
  • HMG 6797 Event Administration (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 6068 Seminar in Documentary Editing and New Media (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6035 Public Administration in the Policy Process (3 credit hours)
  • WST 5619 Applied Gender Studies (3 credit hours)

* Students may include only one of these courses (marked with an asterisk) toward meeting the certificate requirements.

** Students must seek the approval of the Director of Women's and Gender Studies, which is based on the review of course syllabi, for these courses (marked with a double asterisk).

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate.

Application Deadlines

Gender Studies Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants


Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.