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The Howard University Graduate School is offering an exciting new educational opportunity,
a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, beginning in Fall 2003.


The purpose of the Certificate in Women’s Studies is to train promising students to think and speak critically, plan quality research, and contribute to policy discussions on topics concerning women. Housed at Howard University, the program has the advantage of highlighting the lives and contributions of women of color and of diverse cultures. Women’s Studies is not simply a study of women; it also involves critical reflection on the process of knowing and on the established understandings of history, literature, society, the arts, and the sciences. Reflecting the Mission of the University, the emphasis is on gathering and using information to enhance the quality of women’s lives and to solve the social problems facing women, particularly women of color, in the United States and throughout the world.

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies Offers:

• Focused course work and guided research
• 15-hour academic degree program, including internship
• Courses towards the master’s or doctoral degree
• Diverse and unique array of courses from various departments
• Individualized help of the Graduate Program Director or faculty advisors
• Internships in a variety of agencies and organizations
• Opportunities to present work at symposia
• A mentoring relationship with faculty
• Involvement in a range of lectures and presentations
• Interdisciplinary studies

Eligibility Requirement

Open to all degree and non-degree seeking students enrolled in the Graduate School who wish to complete concentrated, documented work in Women’s Studies

Courses currently available within such departments as psychology, art, sociology and anthropology, political science, history, modern languages and literature and African studies


Benefits of the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies will enhance the graduate degree by providing

  • A professional credential to supplement other training
  • Interdisciplinary breadth to the master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • Expertise in Women’s Studies theory and research
  • In-depth knowledge of the role of gender in the past, present, and future
  • Unique strengths in teaching and research
  • Opportunities to engage in problem-solving on a wide range of issues critical to women

For more information and an application, contact
Rebecca Reviere, Ph.D.
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
227 Douglass Hall
Washington, DC 20059


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