Josephine Caldwell-Ryan, Director
The graduate certificate offered by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program is designed to integrate knowledge about women, gender and sexuality into the chosen field of study of SMU graduate students. Offered through the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and jointly based in the Dedman College Graduate Program, the Perkins School of Theology and the Dedman School of Law, the certificate provides an additional credential for interested students who are seeking employment in fields where familiarity with scholarship on women, gender and/or sexuality may be an asset, or who are looking to enhance their graduate studies. The courses represent several disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, literary studies, media studies, theology and law.
The student must be pursuing an advanced degree in an SMU graduate program, and must enroll for the program through Dedman College (for Dedman and Meadows students), the Perkins School of Theology (for theology students) or the Dedman School of Law (for law students). An additional application fee is not required. Formal enrollment must include a proposed program plan for completion of the certificate developed with the director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program or the appropriate adviser in Perkins School of Theology or Dedman School of Law.
CoursesWomen’s and Gender Studies