Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies


Granada Center

1032 W. Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60660

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Womens Studies and Gender Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Programs in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies draw from a variety of departments and programs on campus to analyze how knowledge is shaped by power (especially around the intersecting axes of gender, sexuality, and race) and to create new pathways for promoting social justice.

The WSGS community at Loyola is broadly interdisciplinary; culturally and intellectually diverse; tight-knit and supportive; politically and socially engaged; and committed to open-ended critique, inquiry, and invention.

Tracks of Study

Students must choose one of the following concentration tracks for at least three of their electives. Dual-degree students will not be required to choose a concentration beyond their dual degree, but they may organize their electives around a concentration if they choose.

  • Global and Transnational  
  • Gender and Violence
  • Bodies and Sexualities
  • Religion and Ethics  
  • Expressive Arts 
  • Self-designed concentration (must be approved by the GPD based on a written statement explaining the merits of the proposed course of study)


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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