The graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), MPH Option is a supplementary program designed for students currently enrolled in the Master’s of Public Health in Urban Health at Northeastern University.
The certificate aims to provide enhanced competency by:
- Analyzing contemporary feminist theoretical frameworks, methodologies, issues, and topics and their relation to established disciplines
- Focusing on the intersection of gender with sexuality, race, class, and other vectors of power and identity
- Broadening and enriching analytical skills in one or more disciplines while drawing on the interdisciplinary perspectives of WGSS
- Challenging the traditional separation of academic theory from political and professional practice
Master of Public Health (MPH) students are able to apply theories, concepts, and methods gained from the WGSS certificate to addressing urban health issues. Certificate students will work with an advisor in the Public Health program to develop a plan for completing the certificate. The advisory relationship is intended to be facilitative; students are free to request a different advisor at any time.
Students enrolled in the MPH Program at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences who wish to pursue a certificate in WGSS follow a slightly different path than students in CSSH programs. Interested MPH students should contact Alisa Lincoln, Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology; Shan Mohammed, Director of the MPH program; or Emily Grilli-Scott, Assistant Program Director, MPH prior to pursuing the WGSS certificate to discuss their options. After you have discussed your intentions with the MPH program administration, if you decide to pursue the certificate, please complete this simple online form. The WGSS program coordinator will then contact you to set up a meeting and will add the certificate to your degree audit.
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