Applying for the Certificate

Applying for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in WGS

Apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies through the Graduate School’s online application system.

The deadline to apply for Fall is May 15. The application must be completed, application fee must be paid, and all supporting documents must be submitted by May 15 for your application to be considered for Fall; WGS cannot view your application or make an admission decision until your application is complete and the processing fee has been paid.

If you have missed the May 15 deadline, you may apply for Spring. The deadline for Spring will be October 1


In addition to your online application, you need to submit the following:

Graduate School Requirements: 

  • Application processing fee (currently $65). If you are applying for the PBC in WGS at the same time as you are applying to a graduate program (MA, PhD, or other) in another department, you only need to pay one fee. If you apply to the PBC in WGS later, you will have to pay an additional application fee.
  • Official transcripts from prior colleges and universities.
  • Three recommendations from professors (preferred) or employers.

If you have recently applied to a graduate program in another department, you should be able to use the transcripts and letters from that application for your PBC application. The letters must be less than one year old, or the Graduate School will need to e-mail the recommenders to ask permission to re-use them. Contact our admissions specialist in the graduate school to arrange this.  At least one of your letters should specifically address your interest and experience in WGS.


Women’s and Gender Studies Additional Requirement:

  • A personal statement explaining how the WGS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program comports with your personal, academic, and/or professional experience and goals.






Questions? Please contact the WGS Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Elizabeth L Keathley at

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