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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 13, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Doctoral Certificate

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Requirements for Doctoral Certificate

The doctoral-level certificate requires 18 credits as detailed below:

  • At least two other courses must be outside the candidate’s home department, including at least one course with a GSWS course number
  • At least three courses in one field, determined in consultation with the program director
  • No more than 2 courses may be Directed Study


All candidates for graduate certificates must maintain a 3.00 average in courses for the certificate and submit a research paper to be read by at least one faculty member affiliated with the program. Students should notify the program director of their intention to graduate at the beginning of their final term. Students not in the Dietrich School must apply to graduate in A&S Graduate Studies. This certificate program is available only to students who are enrolled in other graduate degree programs at the University of Pittsburgh. 

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