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The Graduate Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Certificate in Feminist Studies

The Graduate Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies offers a Certificate in Feminist Studies for students enrolled in graduate PhD programs at Duke. We do not currently offer a terminal graduate degree (PhD).

The Certificate in Feminist Studies gives students the opportunity for advanced training in feminist scholarship, preparing them for academic careers as well as alt-academic paths. The graduate program provides a community of scholars dedicated to feminist, queer, and critical-race analysis. The GSF program is a source of travel grants, research awards, and a dissertation fellowship for scholarship relevant to the field. We also employ graduate students as research assistants and other positions and offer pedagogical training as teaching assistants and instructors for undergraduate GSF courses.

Students in Duke's Divinity School are encouraged to look into the Certificate Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry.

Graduate Scholars Colloquium

In addition to the certificate, the program sponsors a year long, non-credit interdisciplinary research seminar for all graduate students. Known as the Graduate Scholars Colloquium, this seminar meets monthly for dinner and discussion, and is led by two student leaders. You do not need to be enrolled in the Certificate Program to participate in the Graduate Scholars Colloquium.

For additional information (including the application for the certificate program) please contact Director of Graduate Studies.


The Graduate School

Individuals interested in graduate work at Duke University for degree purposes must be formally admitted by The Graduate School.  The Graduate School welcomes applications from students who have completed a bachelor's degree. For more information, visit the Graduate School's admissions site.

For more information about The Graduate Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies contact:

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