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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Arts and Humanities
Womens Studies
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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 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.

Application Deadlines

July 1
November 1

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