Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies / Graduate Minor in Gender Studies

A&M-Commerce offers a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as a Graduate Minor in Gender Studies. The Graduate Minor and Graduate Certificate provide the opportunity for students to focus on the interdisciplinary study of issues that shape and define our understandings of masculinity, femininity and sexuality. The study of gender enhances knowledge of the global world historically and across cultures. Students who take gender studies courses learn to critically assess the assumptions about gender that shape societies, define relationships and create social inequalities. They develop analytical and research skills valued by employers and apply them through a conscious awareness of the fundamental characteristics of modern life, gaining the self-awareness, confidence and compassion that are essential for success in the workplace and in all social interactions. With courses taught by faculty from across the university, the interdisciplinary nature of the programs make them a perfect complement to any graduate degree.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration 1 to 1.5 Years
Foreign Language No Foreign Language Requirement
Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours 12 Hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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ADMISSIONS DOMESTIC/Current Tabs

Admission

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Gender Studies Minor and Graduate Certificate:: Domestic Application section

Admission Requirements

  • The Graduate Minor in Gender Studies is open to any degree-seeking student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and can be combined with any major/degree program. Students who complete the Graduate Minor in Gender Studies will also receive the Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies is open to any non-degree seeking student and any degree-seeking student. Students will need to apply to the Graduate School in order to complete the certificate.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate Certificate” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Note: This graduate certificate does not qualify from Financial Aid.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Gender Studies Minor and Graduate Certificate:: International Application section

Admission Requirements

  • The Graduate Minor in Gender Studies is open to any degree-seeking student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and can be combined with any major/degree program. Students who complete the Graduate Minor in Gender Studies will also receive the Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies is open to any non-degree seeking student and any degree-seeking student. Students will need to apply to the Graduate School in order to complete the certificate.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

*International applicants must be admitted to a master’s or doctoral program at A&M-Commerce to pursue a graduate certificate.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Women’s and Gender Studies, Graduate Certificate” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Women's & Gender Studies Graduate Certificate and Minor:: Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Once admitted, you must:

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