• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $466.70
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1145.60

The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies is designed for those who wish to study issues of gender at the post-baccalaureate level. Gender Studies draws on the rich body of interdisciplinary scholarship to investigate emerging theories and research on women, men, and gender fluidity as they intersect with race, class, culture, sex, policy, institutions, and human interactions. Faculty are dedicated to the promotion of the exchange of knowledge among people of different genders, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultural conditions. The certificate is available to students with bachelor or master's degrees, current degree-seeking graduate students, and non-degree-seeking students in the Graduate School.

The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies requires a minimum 18 hours in gender studies courses, of which at least 12 hours must be at the the 5000 level or above. In addition: 3 hours must include a graduate feminist or gender theory course, which may be GS 5033 , Advanced Sexuality and Gender Theory, GS 5040 Feminist Critical Theory, or other theory course,3 hours must include either a graduate internship or practicum, or final writing project, which may be an independent study GS 6452 Special Readings in Gender Studies, or a substantial research and writing project for a GS graduate seminar, which may be GS 6450 Seminar in Gender Studies, or other cross-listed, 5000 or 6000-level seminar. No more than 6 hours may be taken as Directed or Independent Study credit.



Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.8 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. 2 letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools
  5. Baccalaureate degree 2.75 G.P.A.
  6. Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate/graduate work
  7. Two letters of recommendation
  8. International Students are required to document English proficiency.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $466.70
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $537.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1400.10
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $1613.70
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1145.60
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $1216.80
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3436.80
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $3650.40
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $700.05
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $771.25
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2100.15
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $2313.75
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $466.70
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $537.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1400.10
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $1613.70
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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