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    Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Graduate Certificate

Patrick Grzanka, Psychology, Chair

The add-on Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) offers graduate students the opportunity to study from an interdisciplinary perspective how gender and sexuality shape the past, present, and future of human cultures and societies. This interdisciplinary curriculum trains students in critical studies of the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, and other dimensions of difference.

The WGS program is dedicated to welcoming all members of our academic community and to studying issues pertinent to individuals of all gender and sexual identities. Our courses provide students with intersectional perspectives and a wide variety of methodological skills with which to conduct their own research, creative activity, and activism.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Application to the WGS graduate certificate program must be made through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • The WGS certificate is intended as additional study for graduate students who are concurrently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in another discipline at the University of Tennessee.

Academic Standards

  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.00 graduate grade point average throughout the program.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.