Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies

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Our post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies offers a unique opportunity for TWU graduate students and individuals and professionals in our community to acquire expertise in transdisciplinary women’s and gender studies scholarship.

Students and individuals interested in our graduate certificate program will gain:

  • An enhanced ability to engage critically and holistically with multicultural feminist and womanist theories concerning social inequalities, gender constructs and the diversity of women’s lives
  • Advanced research skills in the field of womens and gender studies and effective academic writing skills
  • Preparation for responsible leadership within the community, academics, social services or the professional career of your choice

Admission requirements

Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies

Program Contact

Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling

Students entering TWU only for the Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies should:

  • Submit a statement of purpose (500-700 words) to, describing the relationship of the graduate certificate to the student's intellectual and professional goals.
  • Email address for one individual familiar with your academic capabilities, who can provide a letter of recommendation to be requested through and submitted into the application.

Students currently admitted to another graduate program at TWU should:

  • Submit a letter requesting admission and a statement of purpose (500-700 words) to,  describing the relationship of the certificate to their intellectual and professional goals.

How to Apply

Begin by finding your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees listings to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  (This information is for all programs. The application deadline for your specific program will be listed in the Program Requirements.  Use that deadline as it applies below.  (Example: if a program only admits once a year and has a Fall deadline for 2023 of March 1, you would need to be looking to apply to the next deadline for Fall 2024.)

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs according to the start semester and application portals below:
    • Spring 2024 - All programs apply via ApplyTexas EXCEPT applicants to the College of Business, Child Life, or Child Development master's programs or the Child Development and Early Education PhD program who should apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal.
      • Note: When applying through ApplyTexas, you will need to submit any required Documents directly to the program website.
    • Summer & Fall 2024 - All graduate programs apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal. Required documents will be asked for and uploaded into the application.

  2. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee, ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants can be paid by:
    • Credit card - Online through the portal you applied on (either ApplyTexas or TWU's Online Graduate Application).
    • Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 301 Research Circle, Room 220; Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    • Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (2nd floor of GRB).
    • Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar application Fee waiver. Submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission Form.

  3. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU.  See the International Admission website for more details.

For more information on graduate admissions or to contact an admissions official, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants.

Course requirements

Completion of our certificate requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework at the 5000 level that’s selected in consultation with our graduate certificate advisor. Students must also maintain a 2.7 GPA or better.

For full course listings and requirements, please view our Graduate Catalog and Upcoming Course Descriptions. For more information about our Graduate Certificate Program, please contact Agatha Beins, PhD, at or 940-898-2119.

Page last updated 10:23 AM, September 6, 2023