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Certificate Application & Other Forms

Completed applications should be submitted by email to by March 1.  Contact the office in W401 South College if you cannot submit electronically.  

Certificate Application - Due on March 1, 2020

  • Faculty writing recommendations for applicants to the graduate certificate in feminist studies, please forward your completed reference to:  The selection committee looks to letters of reference for insight into the unique qualifications a student may possess, especially in relation to their interest in feminist analysis.  

Course Completion Form – A form that will help you track the courses that count towards the certificate.

Course Substitution Petition Form – Certificate students may petition to count one course taught by faculty who are not among core WGSS faculty or not listed in the WGSS course guide provided that 1) the course has substantial feminist content and/or is organized by a feminist approach to the course materials and 2) approval is sought and received prior to enrolling in the course.  Pre-Approval for counting such courses towards the Certificate is at the discretion of the Graduate Program Committee.