Graduate Program

The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers Ph.D., M.A., BA/M.A. and Graduate Certificate Programs. The graduate program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is the joint enterprise of a diverse Graduate Faculty comprised of more than 100 scholars. Our students benefit from the rich resources of the larger feminist community at Rutgers, which includes 35 Ph.D. students, 25 M.A. students, and over 60 Ph.D. students in other departments who are pursuing certificates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In addition, the many Rutgers institutes and centers devoted to feminist research -- the Institute for Women's Leadership, the Center for American Women and Politics, the Center for Women's Global Leadership, the Center for Women and Work and the Institute for Research on Women -- enrich the opportunities for our students to gain practical skills and to broaden their knowledge of feminist research and politics.

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BA/M.A. Learning Goals

M.A. Learning Goals

Ph.D. Learning Goals


For additional information please contact:

For the Ph.D. Program:

Professor Jasbir Puar
Director of Graduate Program

Advising Hours:
By email appointment
Please contact Colleen ( to set up an appointment.

For the BA/M.A. & M.A. Program:

Professor Julie Rajan
Master Program Director

Advising Hours:
By email appointment