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Women's Studies

Pennsylvania State University

48 months
35984 USD/year
35984 USD/year
18454 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This interdisciplinary major in Women's Studies offered at Pennsylvania State University is designed to develop a broad understanding of the study of women and women's perspectives in all areas of academic scholarship.


The focus is on feminist analyses of women's lives, of women's social, cultural, and scientific contributions, and of the structure of sex/gender systems. The program is offered at Pennsylvania State University.

The interdisciplinary and inclusive nature of the field is reflected in a curricular structure that includes courses cross-listed with a wide variety of departments, courses that deal with aspects of women's lives throughout history, and courses that recognize the diversities of culture, race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Women's Studies explores the intersection of identity, social power, and privilege. Concerned with how societies “construct” inequality and social bias, Women’s Studies analyzes every aspect of our lives through a critical lens, without filtering out impacts of socio-political inequalities, and lived experiences of women and their families. 

With cross-listed courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Health and more fields, students can approach Women’s Studies from almost any direction. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Debates in Contemporary Feminism
  • Contemporary Feminist Analysis: The Capstone Senior Seminar
  • First-Year Seminar in Women's Studies
  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art and Popular Cultures Research Project
  • Internship
  • Independent Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For first-year, domestic students Early Action is November 15. We recommend submitting a complete application, including all required materials, by December 1. 


123 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official test scores: SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35984 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35984 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    18454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18454 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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