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

Public Affairs

  • Total LBJ credit hours: 36

    • 27 LBJ core hours
    • 6 hours Policy Research Project
    • 9 LBJ elective hours
    • Summer internship related to the dual degree

Women's and Gender Studies