Women's Studies: Graduate Certificate
Women's Studies Program
Program Director: Dr. Donna Lillian; LillianDL@appstate.edu; 828-262-7603
Location of instruction: On campus
The Appalachian State Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies allows students to seek training at the graduate level in women's studies and get formal recognition for completing this training successfully. The importance of women's studies scholarship in a number of academic areas is well known, and interest in doing theses and dissertations that incorporate this scholarship continues to grow.
- You will be able to choose 12 credit hours of study, including two core WS graduate seminars foreground the epistemological and pedagogical bases for studies that take gender, sexuality, and inequality as centrally constitutive analytic categories.
- You will also gain the opportunity to learn from one another in an interdisciplinary environment
- Most students are also enrolled in a degree program in a humanities, social science or education field while completing the certificate.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
Students pursuing the graduate certificate in Women's Studies are eligible for federal financial aid, provided they take at least 5 hours (1/2 time enrollment) in a semester.
Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help you make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree.
Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders: Area, Ethnic, and Cuitural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (Standard Occupation Code 25-1062)
Standard Time to Completion: 2 semesters (9 months) for a total of 12 semester hours
Tuition and Fees (ESTIMATED) to Complete the Program :
in-state out-of-state on-campus $4600
distance N/A N/A
Costs of Books and Supplies (ESTIMATED): $800
Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program*** in the Most Recent Full Year (July 2011 - June 2012):
- Number of certificate-only students enrolled: 1; Number of certificate-only students completing: 0
- On-Time Completion Rate: N/A (no certificate-only students completed)
- Job Placement Rate: N/A (no certificate-only students completed)
- Median Loan Debt: N/A (no certificate-only students completed)
*** 5 other students pursued this certificate simultaneously with a degree program during 2011-12
Certificate Application Essentials
Required Entrance Exam: None
Required Number of References to specify in the on-line form: None
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission); letter explaining your education and work background, interests, and plans with an emphasis on how the WS coursework will enhance, complement, or advance your work and/or education (upload on the Additional Information page in the on-line application).
Deadlines for Application. A program not open for a particular term will be marked with an "x." If the program has early screening dates, those dates are listed in parentheses. Applications that are not complete by the early screening date risk denial of admission due to no seats available. Increased enrollment may lead to a term being closed for new applications.
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer Session 1: 4/1 (3/15)
- Summer Session 2: 5/1 (3/15)
- Fall: 7/1 (3/15)