Graduate Programs

Graduate Minor in Gender Studies

Graduate students pursuing a terminal master's or doctoral degree at the University of Notre Dame, have the opportunity to complete a minor concentration in the Gender Studies Program.  A Graduate Minor student in gender will have opportunities to interact with other students and faculty from numerous disciplines, contributing to the ability to expand and deepen their degree.  For doctoral students, combining Gender Studies with their primary discipline can promote their candidacy for a wider range of tenure-track positions.

Terminal Master’s Student Track:

Nine credit hours of Gender Studies graduate courses – three in the “Interdisciplinary Seminar” in Gender Studies and six in courses either cross-listed with the Program or approved by the Graduate Education Subcommittee, and

Attendance at six Gender Studies Research Workshops, including one presentation of a research paper in this forum.

Doctoral Student Track:

Nine credit hours of Gender Studies graduate courses – three in the “Interdisciplinary Seminar” in Gender Studies and six in courses either cross-listed with the Program or approved by the Graduate Education Subcommittee, and

Attendance at nine Gender Studies Research Workshops, including one presentation of a research paper in this forum, and

Submission of evidence of substantial research in a gender-related area (such as a published article, a conference paper, or a dissertation chapter).

 

Double-counting of courses for the requirements of this minor program and another graduate program at Notre Dame is permitted.

Graduate students with tuition scholarships whose tuition credits do not cover the cost of taking courses for this minor program may request permission from the Director of Gender Studies to audit a course to fulfill the aforesaid requirements. The student must register as an auditor and complete all work for the course according to the instructor’s specifications. The student must present copies of the written work performed for the course to the Gender Studies Program office for recording in his/her advising file. A letter from the professor indicating that the Graduate student attended and audited the course should also be submitted to the Gender Studies Program office.