Gender and Women's Studies Master of Arts or Master of Science, (M.A.),(M.S.)

The graduate program in Gender and Women's Studies prepares students for careers in non-profits, activism, and advocacy, or for further graduate study. Gender and Women's studies is an interdisciplinary field examining the social construction of gender and sexuality and the intersections of all forms of oppression.

Program Highlights

  • Gender and Women's Studies prepares students for careers in human services, the media, community organizing, and education, among many possibilities.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • A two-page application essay discussing your intellectual and activist interests in the field of Gender & Women’s Studies, leadership skills that will qualify you for a graduate assistantship, and goals for pursuing the degree at Minnesota State Mankato.
  • Two letters of recommendation with at least one from an individual acquainted with your academic ability.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start March 15 March 15
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Maria Bevacqua

Gender and women's studies website