Requirements

Terminal Master’s Student Track

  • Nine credit hours of Gender Studies graduate courses, including:
    • three hours in Gender Studies’ “Interdisciplinary Seminar
    • six hours in courses either cross-listed with the Program or approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Participation in four Gender Studies Research Workshops, including the presentation of one research paper or creative work in this forum.*

Doctoral Student Track

  • Nine credit hours of Gender Studies graduate courses, including:
    • three hours in Gender Studies’ “Interdisciplinary Seminar
    • six hours in courses either cross-listed with the Program or approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Participation in nine Gender Studies Research Workshops, including the presentation of one research paper in this forum.*
  • Submission of evidence of substantial research in a gender-related area (e.g., dissertation chapter, conference paper, published article, or book chapter).

“I took the Core [Interdisciplinary] Seminar during the semester that I was struggling to map out the theoretical framework of my dissertation. In the process of writing my final paper for the course, I realized how my dissertation should be organized. Making the necessary deletions and additions produced the coherent argument I’d been searching for, enabling me to write a dissertation that I now find exciting to read.” 

 

—Abigail Palko, PhD in Literature ’10

FALL 2020 GRADUATE COURSES

Additional Information

The double-counting of courses is permitted for fulfilling the requirements of the Gender Studies graduate minor and those for another graduate degree at Notre Dame.

Graduate students with scholarships whose tuition credits do not cover the cost of enrolling in courses for the Gender Studies minor may request permission from Gender Studies’ Director of Graduate Studies to audit a course to fulfill those requirements.

* Please contact Gender Studies’ Director of Graduate Studies if you are unable to attend a graduate research workshop in person but would like to participate virtually.