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Graduate Certificate Women's and Gender Studies

University of Colorado Denver

The Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate is administered through the Women's and Gender Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. It is designed to provide members of the CU Denver population and public with specialized knowledge of the history, politics, literature and social practices related to women's and gender concerns. Acceptance into the certificate program is subject to CU Denver Graduate Education Policies and Procedures.

The WGST certificate is available to any qualified graduate student or non-degree seeking graduate-level student at CU Denver. Students begin with a required, graduate-level methodology or foundational course before pursuing a combination of WGST-related course work. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have foundational and theoretical knowledge of the major concerns of women's and gender studies.

All prospective students must complete and submit an application to the program which can be obtained from the graduate advisor. Upon admission to the certificate program, students are eligible for the certificate.

For questions about the Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate program contact Sarah Hagelin (

These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Women's and Gender Studies advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
1 year


Jun 2024

Start Month

May 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • June 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time