The interdepartmental doctoral program in Women's Studies and History is designed to serve the needs of students whose interests are not well represented by an exclusively disciplinary program. These students need conceptual and methodological tools that are grounded in the interdisciplinary perspective of the Women's Studies Program. In the interdepartmental doctoral program, they will have the opportunity to work out an interdisciplinary approach to a research problem from an early point in their training, with a faculty committee that can provide shaping direction. These students will benefit from the kind of interdisciplinary mentorship that is necessary to develop and complete an interdisciplinary dissertation.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission