The graduate Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) requires 16 s.h., including a foundations course, one approved theory course, several elective courses, and a capstone course (1 s.h.), for which students attend a GWSS conference and present their own research there. Students frequently receive advising assistance from the director of graduate studies. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in work for the certificate.

The certificate program is open to University of Iowa graduate students working toward a degree; interested students should contact the director of graduate studies.

The Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies requires the following course work. Students may not use one course to satisfy more than one certificate requirement.

Certificate Core

Both of these:
GWSS:5000Foundations for Feminist Inquiry I3
One approved course on theory of gender, women, or sexuality3

Electives

Students may count up to 6 s.h. of elective credit earned in GWSS courses that are cross-listed with their major department. Courses that are not cross-listed may be counted with permission of the director of graduate studies.

All of these, one of which must be numbered 5000 or above:
One course with a transnational or international focus3
One course with a focus on diversity in the United States3
One course with a focus on theory of gender, feminism, or sexuality3

Capstone

Students must present their own research at a GWSS conference, earning credit for the presentation by registering for the following course. 

GWSS:7400Graduate Research Conference Presentation1