Master of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies
The graduate program in Gender and Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary critical social theory program. It provides students with a solid grounding in how relations of gender are embedded in social, economic and political formations with a particular focus on the Middle East/ North Africa and the comparative global south.
The interdisciplinary training in gender and women’s studies prepares students for doctoral programs in social science disciplines, in addition to a variety of professional career paths in social research, international development agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
The primary goal of IGWS is to prepare students for further academic work. IGWS MA graduates are currently pursuing their PhDs at premier educational institutions worldwide including Brown, University of Texas at Austin, CUNY, University of California at Irvine, University of Western Cape and Utrecht University. The MA also provides opportunities for working on gender-related issues in international organizations and NGOs. Currently, students are working in regional office of Oxford, UN Women and local NGOs across the region.
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