Graduate Concentrator Requirements


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Becoming a Concentrator

Complete an application for the GWS concentration. 
Applications are available here
There are also paper copies of the application, which are available outside of 1202 University Hall, 601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Course Requirements

The Gender and Women's Studies Concentration requires four (4) courses:
GWS 501: Feminist Theory (typically offered in the Fall)
GWS 502: Feminist Methodologies (typically offered in the Spring)
Courses which are not cross-listed with GWS may be petitioned for use as electives. Up to 4 hours of independent study or thesis research may also be used. 
For more information, please contact Dr. Lynette Jackson, Director of Graduate Studies at


Helpful Links

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Application Materials

Graduate Concentration Application
Independent Study Form