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Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy - University of Massachusetts Boston

This center promotes women's political leadership through quality education and policy research. Located on the UMass Boston Campus.

The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights

An organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender and security to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace. The Consortium is housed at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Consortium has been shaping the agenda in gender and security research since its establishment in 2002.

Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality

The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS) at MIT is a pioneering effort by faculty at six degree-granting institutions in the Boston area and MIT to advance women's studies scholarship.

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

UMass Boston Master’s Degree or Graduate Certificate Programs of Special Interest to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Students

The American Studies MA degree integrates the study of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity into a comprehensive cultural studies approach to American experience.
The Applied Sociology MA degree pertains to careers in criminal justice agencies, community and human service organizations, health care institutions, alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs, and applied research firms.
The English MA degree includes several seminars on women writers and feminist critical approaches to literature.
The Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy, based in the McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies, offers an 18 credit graduate certificate designed to educate women to participate more fully in public policy, politics, and government.
The Counselor Training MEd or CAGS (Certificate of Advance Graduate Study) may be of interest to some Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department students who plan a career in counseling.
The MA in Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance based in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies is designed to provide students with the ability to understand and intervene effectively in conflict situations.
The MEd in Instructional Design is a multi-disciplinary program for career professionals engaged in the education, training, and development of adult learners in the workplace. A certificate program in Educational Technology is also available.
The PhD in Public Policy prepares students for professional careers as public policy analysts and practitioners.
The PhD in Clinical Psychology prepares students to work in a variety of settings as clinicians and clinical researchers with mental health problems in children, adolescents, or adults.
The PhD in Gerontology, based in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, planners, and policy makers in this field of growing importance for both the private and the public sectors.
The PhD in Global Governance and Human Security, based in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, is designed is to prepare scholars and analysts to provide intellectual leadership as academics, researchers, or practitioners in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental agencies, media, national governments, think tanks, and private companies.
The PhD in Sociology is designed to prepare students for outstanding academic careers as well as for leadership roles as applied sociologists in public and private agencies and research organizations.

Financial Aid - Careers - Masters/PhD/Law Programs

Scholarships for Women - Our women section offers the most up-to-date U.S. college scholarships and grants information for female students and moms.

Women's Studies: Financial Aid and Jobs

Women's Studies Programs & Career List - Frequently-updated listing of more than 80 women's studies programs, departments, and research centers around the world, including both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Programs


Re:Cycling - Blog hosted by the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. About anything related to the menstrual cycle and women's health.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Publications

Journals for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Signs - Signs is recognized as the leading international journal in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and is at the forefront of new directions in feminist scholarship.

UMass Boston Women's & Gender Studies Department - Healey Library Research Guides

Writing Papers

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Writing the Academic Paper (Dartmouth College) - This website starts by discussing the basic steps for writing academic papers and then presents suggestions for writing papers in specific humanities disciplines (including English, Film, and Music) and then in the social sciences (including History and Sociology).

UMass Boston Reading, Writing, and Study Strategies Center