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

Master of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Oregon State University

 The Master of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at OSU has been approved, and you can now apply online at http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/graduate-students for the MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Application Deadline to begin in the Fall is January 15. 

Core Requirements (43 credits)

WGSS 503 (6) Thesis
WGSS 510 (3) Internship
WGSS 511 (1) Orientation and Professionalization I
WGSS 512 (1) Orientation and Professionalization II
WGSS 513 (1) Orientation and Professionalization III
WGSS 514 (3) Systems of Oppression in Women’s Lives
WGSS 516 (3) Theories of Feminism
WGSS 518 (4) Feminist Research
WGSS 521 (3) Feminist Leadership and Management
WGSS 522 (3) Grant Writing and Development for Feminist Organizations
WGSS 523 (2) Community Organizing & Collective Action
WGSS 530 (3) Women of Color in the US
WGSS 535 (3) Feminist Teaching and Learning
WGSS 585 (3) Transnational Feminisms
WGSS 586 (1) Global Experience I
WGSS 587 (1) Global Experience II
WGSS 588 (1) Global Experience III


Social, Legal, or Public Policy (3 or 4 credits)

Choose one of the following:

AREC 554 (3) Rural Development Economics and Policy
COMM 524 (3) Communication in Organizations: Theories and Issues
COMM 540 (3) Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management
H 530 (3) Health Policy Analysis
H 565 (3) Public Health and Women: Social and Policy Issues
PS 525 (4) Gender and Law
PS 575 (4) Environmental Politics and Policy
PS 577 (4) International Environmental Politics and Policy
PS 579 (4) Topics in Public Policy and Public Administration
SOC 539 (4) Welfare and Social Services

 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.

 Electives 9 credits

AHE 513 (3) Research in Higher Education
ANTH 549 (4) Biocultural Perspectives on Human Reproduction
ANTH 573 (3) Gender, Ethnicity and Culture
ANTH 584 (3) Wealth and Poverty
ANTH 591 (4) Ethnographic Methods
COMM 532 (3) Gender and Communication
ENG 516 (4) Power and Representation
ENG 597 (4) International Women’s Voices
ENG 598 (3) Women and Literature
ES 537 (3) Gender Issues in Asian American Studies
ES 557 (3) Literature by Women of Color in the United States
FOR 522 (4) Research Methods in Social Science
H 515 (3) Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
H 565 (3) Public Health and Women: Social and Policy Issues
HDFS 530 (4) Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I
HDFS 538 (4) Qualitative Research Methods I
HDFS 547 (3) Families and Poverty
HST 532 (4) The History of Sexuality
HST 535 (4) The History of European Women from 1400 to 1789
HST 557 (4) Sexuality and Gender in Latin American History
PS 507 (4) Seminar: Gender and Development
PS 525 (4) Gender and Law
PSY 526 (4) Psychology of Gender
PSY 560 (4) Advanced Social Research Methods
SOC 512 (4) Sociology of Work and Family
SOC 518 (4) Qualitative Research Methods
SOC 530 (4) Gender and Society
SOC 566 (4) International Development: Gender Issues
WGSS 502 (3) Independent Study
WGSS 517 (3) Feminist Philosophies
WGSS 520 (3) Hate,Resistance, and Reconciliation
WGSS 525 (3) Gender and Technology
WGSS 540 (3) Women and Natural Resources
WGSS 550 (3) Ecofeminism
WGSS 560 (3) Women and Sexuality
WGSS 562 (3) Introduction to Queer Studies
WGSS 565 (3) Women, Weight, and Body Image
WGSS 566 (3) Fat Studies
WGSS 580 (3) International Women
WGSS 582 (3) Global Perspectiveson Women’s Health
WGSS 590 (3) Personal and Community Empowerment
WGSS 595 (3) Global Feminist Theologies
WGSS 599 (3) Topics

Total Minimum Required Credits = 52

To see a list of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty and program faculty members, click here!