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Women's and Gender Studies

Michigan State University

48 months
42226 USD/year
40726 USD/year
14916 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies major at Michigan State University is designed to provide current knowledge about women and gender in comparative, transnational, historical and global perspectives.


Students from this Women's and Gender Studies program Michigan State University also select one of the following concentrations within the major: gender, race, ethnicity and history; sexuality and conflict/violence; gender and arts and humanities; or gender applied: health, urban and public policy. Graduates find career options in both the private and public sectors.


  • Early intervention specialists
  • Health educators
  • Attorneys
  • Events coordinators
  • Content writers
  • Crisis and community outreach managers
  • Professors

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary Feminisms and Gender Theories
  • Methods for Women's and Gender Studies Research
  • Advanced Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies (W)
  • Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives
  • Gender, Environment and Development
  • Introduction to Gender and Environmental Issues
  • Families in Historical Perspective
  • History of Sexuality since the 18th Century
  • Women and Gender in Africa

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete MSU’s application for admission online, including the required personal statement.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Request that all secondary schools, colleges or universities attended and examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates directly to Michigan State University in an official, sealed envelope.
  • Have the testing agency (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, MSUELT or MELAB accepted).
  • International students are encouraged, though not required, to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  • Do not send letters of recommendation, photographs, portfolios or additional personal essays.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42226 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40726 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14916 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14916 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

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.


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