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MA Gender and Women’s Studies

Gender and Women’s Studies degree offered by the University of Arizona prepares students to practice law with an understanding of feminist theories, feminist and related social movements, and critical race and ethnic studies, as well as the interconnections of gender, law, public policy, and transnational economic and political processes.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The program enables students to build on these foundations while pursuing their own areas of interest by requiring them to produce an original Master’s paper. The MA/JD is generally a four-year program.

Gender and Women’s Studies degree offered by the University of Arizona is generally a four-year program, although several students have accumulated enough units to graduate one semester early. A minimum of 21 units of graduate coursework in Gender and Women’s Studies, plus 15 units of approved law coursework are required for the 36-unit M.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies. Students may transfer up to 15 units of GWS courses and seminars toward the J.D.

Students attend either Gender and Women’s Studies or The College of Law their first year. The second year is spent in the alternate program. Students would then complete their requirements for both degrees throughout the third and fourth years. Courses taken in Gender and Women’s Studies prior to admission to The College of Law cannot be applied to the J.D.

Gender and Women’s Studies

The Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) Department at the University of Arizona stands at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary feminist research and curriculum. The Department was founded in 1975 and gained full departmental status in 1997. It offers BA, MA/JD, and PhD degree programs, and its renowned faculty – composed of 13 core faculty and over 60 affiliates – work in a wide range of areas including:

  • Transgender Studies; LGBTQ Studies
  • Queer Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Chican@/Latin@ Studies; Migration and Borderlands Studies
  • Transnational Feminist Cultural Studies
  • Critical Health and Body Studies
  • Feminist Science and Technology Studies
  • Film, Literature & Media Studies; Digital Activism; Feminist Publishing
  • Feminist Theories

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

  • Feminist Theories
  • Feminist and Related Social Movements

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