Women and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies program is in the School of Social Transformation at ASU. Our faculty members and students examine the historical, cultural and social forces that shape our society and are committed to cultural diversity and global engagement.

Established in 1974, women and gender studies offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates. Students in our master’s and doctoral programs receive advanced training in feminist theory and methodologies and contemporary research in an interdisciplinary setting that pulls from the social sciences, humanities, arts and physical sciences.

Our learners work closely with our award-winning, interdisciplinary faculty and have the opportunity to pursue advanced research in a wide range of topics, including:

  • reproductive health
  • women’s history
  • gender and media
  • gender in science and technology
  • gender violence
  • the “girl effect”

Internships in our program are hosted at 180+ job sites across the country, including programs in law firms, domestic violence shelters, advocacy organizations, government work and many more.

Our graduates are employed by law firms, domestic violence shelters, advocacy organizations and all levels of government, or go onto graduate studies to become researchers and professors.