The Graduate Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at OSU

Application deadline for Fall 2017 is Dec. 1, 2016.

Students must submit:

  • A statement of purpose (750 words max)
  • A resume or CV
  • A brief (no more than 15 pages) writing sample
Master of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
 Core Requirements 

WGSS 503. Thesis (6 cred.)
WGSS 511. Orientation and Professionalization I (1)
WGSS 512. Orientation and Professionalization II (1)
WGSS 513. Orientation and Professionalization III (1)
WGSS 514. Systems of Oppression in Women’s Lives (4)
WGSS 516. Theories of Feminism (4)
WGSS 518. Feminist Research (4)
WGSS 616. Multiracial, Transnational, and Queer Feminisms (4)

SEQUENCE #1: Women of Color Feminisms/Queer of Color Feminisms

All MA students must take at least one of the following courses:

WGSS 530. Women of Color Feminisms (4)
WGSS 531. Queer of Color Critiques (3)
WGSS 575. Critical Race Feminisms (4)
WGSS 577. Queer/Trans People of Color Arts and Activism (3)
WGSS 583. Race, Gender, and Health Justice (4)

SEQUENCE #2: Global/Transnational Feminisms

All MA students must take at least one of the following courses:

WGSS 572. Indigenous Queer and Two-Spirit Studies (3)
WGSS 576. Transnational Sexualities (4)
WGSS 582. Global Perspectives on Women's Health (4)
WGSS 585. Transnational Feminisms (4)
WGSS 595. Global Feminist Theologies (4)

SEQUENCE #3: Feminist Praxis

All MA students must take at least one of the following courses:

WGSS 510. Internship (3)
WGSS 521. Feminist Leadership (4)
WGSS 535. Feminist Teaching and Learning (4)
WGSS 542. The Inclusive Classroom: Difference, Power, and Discrimination (3)
WGSS 586/7/8. Global Experience (3)

 

+ 6 credits of WGSS electives

= 41-43 credits total (depending on sequence choices)

 

2nd year proficiency in a second language as demonstrated by:

1.  Two years of a college language sequence on the transcript.

2.  Scoring at second year proficiency on a language placement test.

3.  Completing the 213 course of a language sequence while enrolled in the MA program.