Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies

TWU's Division of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies is unique in Texas: we are the only program in the state to offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, making MWGS students part of a rich and vibrant community. Our students experience a transdisciplinary, transgressive and transformative education taught by a nationally recognized faculty while working closely with a MWGS advisor to develop a course of study that supports their interests and aspirations.

As the largest public university primarily for women in the U.S. with one of the top 10 most diverse student populations in the nation, TWU’s MWGS program offers a multicultural curriculum that focuses on feminist and womanist scholarship on behalf of human rights and social justice and prepares students for a range of careers in nonprofit organizations and NGOs, higher education, the arts, the business sphere and politics/government.

Agatha Beins, PhD, is the Division of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies lead. If you have questions about our program, please email

Explore our programs

Our degree programs are unique for their small class sizes and flexible formats. Regardless of the program you're completing, you have the option of participating in face-to-face, online, HyFlex and hybrid courses.

Why study Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies?

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Nationally recognized faculty

  • Our award-winning faculty represent a broad range of interests, backgrounds and research subjects concentrating on gender, multiculturalism, history, spirituality, social justice and education.
  • Our graduate student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1, therefore creating a small classroom for our students to engage in discussion, dialogue and an immersive learning experience.

Accomplished alumni

  • From community development and activism to legal work and executive leadership, our talented graduates have helped educate, encourage and empower their communities and professional organizations.

Career outlook

Our graduates meet the growing regional, national and international needs for both higher education professionals and leaders of nongovernmental, social service, health care, law and research agencies that address a broad range of social justice issues.

Visit our Career Resources page for more information about volunteer, internship and career opportunities for Multicultural Womens and Gender Studies students.

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