Graduate Certificate Program in WGSS

Director of Graduate Studies:

Dara Strolovitch (
WLH Rm 310

General Information

The Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is open to students already enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Yale. Interested students are strongly encouraged to register for the certificate by meeting with the director of graduate studies (DGS) and submitting the application below during their first year. The application may be accessed repeatedly to add information as requirements are completed.



Students who wish to receive the certificate must (1) complete WGSS 600, Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; (2) complete two WGSS-titled or substantively themed electives; (3) attend the WGSS Working Group and Colloquium (WGSS 900) for two sequential semesters; (4) present a research paper at a meeting of the WGSS Colloquium or a similar venue; and (5) fulfill a teaching requirement (e.g., by teaching or TFing a WGSS-titled course).  These requirements should be met in consultation with the DGS. Students who fulfill these expectations will receive a letter from the DGS indicating that they have completed the work for the Certificate.