Women's and Gender Studies and MPAff

Dual Degrees in Women's and Gender Studies and Public Affairs

In conjunction with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS), students may pursue a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies and an MPAff. This program responds to an increased need in the public, nonprofit and private sectors for specialists who have advanced training in policy analysis and leadership and management skills, as well a comprehensive understanding of women’s and gender issues.

Program Structure

The program is structured so that students can earn both master's degrees simultaneously in approximately three academic years, including summers. Degrees are awarded when the required coursework in both areas is completed.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete at least 66 semester hours of coursework, including a thesis supervised by one faculty member from the LBJ School and one faculty member from the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.