What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the B.A. and M.A. programs in five years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in Spring, Summer or Fall semester.


Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, B.A./M.A.

WGSS Undergraduate Director
Juliana Kubala
[email protected]

You can earn a B.A. and M.A. in Georgia State's Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies in as little as five years, saving time and tuition dollars compared to conventional programs. Students who earn M.A. degrees in WGSS may go on to pursue careers in social work, community organizing, education, counseling, public health, law, public policy, government administration, research, the non-profit sector, and the corporate world, or they may go on to pursue Ph.D.’s in various fields.

This 4+1 program, also known as a dual degree program, allows qualified students to count up to 12 credit hours toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (double credits).

Georgia State University's curriculum in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) stands out for its emphasis on the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, nationalism, transnationalism, and social change. We have a strong emphasis on Black Feminist Thought, Queer theory and LGBTQ studies, and the theory and practice of activism.

Our academic program focuses on four areas:

• Black Feminist Thought
• Transnational WGSS
• Sexualities, Queer, and Trans Studies
• Social Change and Applied WGSS

Program Details

Incoming bachelor’s students will apply through Undergraduate Admissions. After acceptance to Georgia State, students interested in a dual-degree program should discuss the requirements for eligibility with the dual-degree program coordinator at the start of their sophomore year.

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

Learn more about transferring to Georgia State.

Dual-Degree Program Eligibility

The Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is available to undergraduate majors who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students may apply at any time once they have taken between 30-80 credit hours.

Email [email protected] to discuss eligibility. If eligible, you’ll be provided the dual-degree program electronic application to fill out. Decisions are typically emailed within 10 business days.

Students accepted into dual undergraduate/graduate programs must work with the program graduate director each term to develop a plan for taking graduate courses during their senior year (or earlier for specific programs) while still completing their final semesters of bachelor’s work.

Acceptance into the dual-degree program does not constitute admission to the graduate degree program. Admission to the graduate program occurs in the senior year of undergraduate study and is contingent upon 1) successful completion of the bachelor’s degree, 2) performance in the graduate-level courses taken during the bachelor’s degree, and 3) meeting the other admission requirements of the specific program.

Dual Degree enrollment provides a range of benefits including the waiving of the GRE requirement and a graduate admission application fee when applying to the graduate program. Learn more about our dual degree program .

To learn more about the course requirements for the B.A. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, which is the entry point for the 4+1 program, visit the course catalog.

  • Students completing graduate coursework while an undergraduate will pay the undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Dual-degree students accepted into the M.A. program may receive Graduate Assistantships which come with tuition waivers for graduate program enrollment.
  • The M.A. application fee is waived.
  • Up to 12 credit hours can count toward completion of both the B.S. and M.A. degrees in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (double credits).

For general tuition information, Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies M.A. graduates will be academically prepared to be scholars and practitioners in fields and/or career placements relevant to their core concerns.

How to Register for Graduate Courses for Dual-Degree Program Students

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your graduation plans and to review your reminding degree requirements. Click here for information about how to make an appointment with them.
  • Meet with your dual degree faculty coordinator or his/her designee to discuss your progression in the dual degree program and graduate course enrollment options. View available course offerings.
  • If you plan to take a graduate course in the next upcoming term, fill out the Graduate Course Approval Form and email it to [email protected].
  • Register for the graduate course once you receive an email confirming your authorization. Review your academic evaluation to see where the graduate course counts. If you have questions about where your graduate course is counting on your academic evaluation, email your concerns to [email protected].


Our M.A. graduates typically find employment at nonprofit and cultural, social justice and governmental organizations, and successfully apply to top-tier Ph.D. and professional programs.

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WGSS Undergraduate Director
Juliana Kubala
[email protected]

WGSS Graduate Director
Dr. Maura Bernales
[email protected]


Street Address:

Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Georgia State University
25 Park Place
Suite 2201
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address:

Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3969
Atlanta, GA  30302-3969

Phone: 404-413-6587
Fax: 404-413-6585
Email: [email protected]

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