College of Liberal Arts

Women's and Gender Studies (M.S.) - Women, Health and Sexuality

Why Earn a Master's Degree in women's and gender studies?

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.

Apply your Knowledge

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. If you want workplace experience but cannot devote the time for a full internship, you can choose Field Experience, a 3-unit internship.

Design your Degree

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: Women Health and Sexuality; Women in an International Context; and Women, Leadership and Social Change.

Women, Health and Sexuality

The focus in this concentration is women's health and sexuality from a holistic, interdisciplinary and feminist perspective. You'll learn how women's health and various sexualities are shaped by cultural beliefs and practices, economic and political systems, medical establishments, reproductive technologies, media, religion and social movements. We'll examine how these forces affect women differently depending on their race, class, age, sexual orientation and nationality.


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