2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Gender Studies Graduate Certificate ►

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College: Arts and Humanities Degree: CRT
Department: Women’s and Gender Studies
Program Websites: http://wgst.cah.ucf.edu

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies provides skills for practical application of gender theories and research in the workforce to advance leadership and participation, economic empowerment, policy and planning, multi-modal digital literacies, and cross-cultural communication in order to promote gender equality.

The Gender Studies certificate includes courses from both the humanities and the social sciences. The program is open to both degree‑seeking and nondegree‑seeking graduate students. Most courses are offered at times that will accommodate part‑time and working students. Students should consult with the instructor since entry to some graduate courses is restricted by registration codes from the department.

Please note: Gender Studies Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.


The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies includes courses from both the humanities and the social sciences. Entry to CLP 6459C , ENG 6814 - Gender in Texts and Technology  and SOW 5625 may be restricted. Consult with the instructor.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses: 6 Credit Hours

Elective Courses: 6 Credit Hours

* Students may include only one of these courses (marked with an asterisk) toward meeting the certificate requirements.

** Students must seek the approval of the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, which is based on the review of course syllabi, for these courses (marked with a double asterisk).

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance and the applicant’s potential for completing the certificate.

Application Deadlines

Gender Studies Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Nov 1  
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

M.C. Santana PhD
Telephone: 407-823-2269
Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH) 348H

Graduate Admissions

Mike Burke
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes

GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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