The University of South Carolina’s graduate program in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) is dedicated to promoting knowledge about women, gender, sexuality, and diversity. As part of the oldest and largest interdisciplinary program at USC, our graduate program benefits from deeply established ties to scholarly and activist communities across the campus, the city, the region, and the nation. The department features a multidisciplinary faculty, curriculum, and student body, and offers a range of opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship, professional development, and community involvement.
Our certificate program can be completed in conjunction with a master's or doctoral degree in another discipline or as a stand-alone program for full-time students and working professionals. We also offer teaching and research assistantships to our students.
The specific requirements for the certificate are available in the current Academic Bulletin.
One of our department's greatest strengths is our multi-disciplinary faculty. We represent more than 50 departments and 11 schools and colleges, allowing our department to complement for diverse areas of study and professional development.
You can find our Gainful Employment Disclosure and the Graduate School General Information Gainful Employment Disclosure on the Graduate School website.