Gender Studies Concentration

Detail photo of artwork "The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi"
Detail from ”The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi” (2001) by Mary Kelly, Professor of Art at UCLA


The UCLA Department of Gender Studies offers a Concentration Certificate in Gender Studies to allow graduate students enrolled in UCLA departments, programs and professional schools to acquire expertise and a credential in Gender Studies.  The requirements for the Gender Studies Concentration are in addition to requirements in the primary department or school, and should be completed before advancing to candidacy. Upon completion of the requirements, a Certificate is issued by the Department of Gender Studies.


Four courses (16 units) as follows:

A minimum of two Gender Studies core courses (8 units) selected from:
GS 201
GS 202
GS 203
GS 204

Two additional courses (8 units), choosing from the GS core courses listed above, GS 205 Subfields in Gender Studies (elective), or electives offered in other departments that relate to gender studies, subject to departmental approval.  Samples of Gender Studies and outside electives can be reviewed here.


Open to all students (Master’s and PhD) at UCLA

For Certificate Completion

  • Grade of B+ or higher must be received in all courses taken for the concentration
  • Electives must be approved to count for the concentration.  Please submit a copy of the course syllabus to the Graduate Coordinator to request approval
  • Please submit an unofficial transcript for review by the Graduate Coordinator, upon completion of coursework

Click here to access registration form and send by email to the Graduate Coordinator, Jenna Miller-Von Ah.