Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Graduate Certificate
Incorporate intersectional feminist and queer methods of research and analysis into your scholarly and pedagogical pursuits with the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Graduate Certificate in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. In this 12-credit certificate program, students investigate and develop research about the personal, professional and global impact gender and sexuality has on women and queer communities.
You’ll join an intimate and diverse community of students and faculty committed to rigorous academic inquiry into the cultural, economic and social forces shaping our understanding of gender and sexuality. Develop methodological and theoretical expertise in this interdisciplinary field, and build a path toward an academic or professional career in fields such as counseling, education, media, politics and more.
This graduate certificate program is part time, and it is tailored so students can earn the certificate while also enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at Temple or another institution.
Classes & Curriculum
Classes are held at Temple’s Main Campus and students have three years to complete the requirements for the 12-credit certificate. Required coursework introduces students to theories and practices of feminist and queer pedagogy.
All students complete the following courses.
- Feminist and Queer Studies
- Research Seminar
The research seminar is an advanced writing course for which students build a foundation of research skills and perform critical reflection and analysis of the subject matter.
Students choose two elective courses that may include the following.
- Feminist Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science
- Gender Issues in Education
- History of Sexuality
- Seminar in Race, Culture and Gender in Psychotherapy
Contemporary institutions and organizations committed to diversity and inclusion often seek leaders who understand the ways in which gender and sexuality impact our world. The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Certificate (Graduate) program can serve as a pathway to doctoral studies, and recent alumni have secured positions in
- media and communication,
- psychology, and
- public relations.