Texas Tech University

Women's Studies and Doctoral Degrees

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What do we offer?

The Women's & Gender Studies does not currently offer a PhD but:

  • 15 hours of Women's Studies graduate coursework can qualify as a minor field. If so, Women's Studies must be included in the qualifying examination and must be represented on the student's doctoral committee, as appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Individual Women's Studies graduate courses may be included in the coursework required for the major field, upon approval by the research advisor.
  • Graduate Courses (See TTU Catalog)

Requirements include these courses:

  • WS 5360 Foundations of Women's thought
  • WS 5310 Feminist Thought and Theories

Requirements also can include electives approved by the Advisor of the Women's & Gender Studies. These electives may include but are not limited to:

*WS 5000 Practicum in Women's Studies
*WS 5300 Directed Studies
*WS 5340 Special Topics in Women's Studies

* Other electives: Women's Studies Graduate Courses

* Note: With approval by the Graduate Advisor of the Women's & Gender Studies.

Contact the Director Charlotte Dunham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, to discuss your plan of action when registering for courses.

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