The interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary graduate program in women's and gender studies (WMST) provides students with a solid academic foundation to pursue their unique goals. As the only applied master's program in women's and gender studies in Maryland and the only master's program in the field in Baltimore, the program emphasizes applied research methods and skills, preparing students for careers in a variety of public and private organizations both national and international, profit and nonprofit.
As a student, you need not wait until you graduate to put your knowledge, research and skills to use-if you choose to do an internship rather than a thesis, your internship work will involve you in the community. Situated in a prime location, you will have access to abundant research and internship opportunities in Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and the surrounding region. The on-campus Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (ITROW), founded in 1990, provides even more opportunities for graduate students to research women's issues and promote public education about women. If you want workplace experience but cannot devote the time for a full internship, you can choose Field Experience, a 3-unit internship.
After completing the required core course work in theory, diversity, and applied research methods and skills, you will work closely with an adviser to design your degree program. Depending on your research interests and career goals, you can tailor the program to meet your needs, with a choice of three concentration areas. Select the link to read more about each concentration:
Women, Health and Sexuality - this concentration focuses on women's health and sexuality from a holistic, interdisciplinary and feminist perspective.
Women in an International Context - students in this concentration explore how women experience globalization, nationalism, colonialism and other social movements differently in different cultures.