MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Our graduate program focuses on gender, the socially-constructed understandings of what it means to be female or male, and how understandings of gender affects people across all social categories.

This program is built on a foundation of equality, human rights, and social justice. As such, it is inclusive in nature and combines both academic rigor and social activism. By scrutinizing the power differential between females and males, you will begin to understand the intersection of other inequalities.

What Will I Learn?

In this program, you will be introduced to both the academic and practical applications of a focus on gender issues, with a view to filling an identified need in the job market. The degree guarantees you a high level of academic freedom, and integrates gender, along with several themes and concepts that are crucial to understanding gender inequality in the Arab world, such as education, sexuality, health, political representation, economic participation, and so on. 

Your Career

Upon graduation, you can pursue careers in governmental organizations and ministries as well as national, regional, and international agencies focusing on gender across a broad range of sectors. 


A total of 30 credits are required for graduation. These are distributed as follows:

Core Courses (12 credits)

Number Course Cr.
IGS734 Theorizing Gender 3
IGS761 Research Methods 3
Choose 6 credits Thesis OR Internship + Project 
IGS799 Thesis 6
OR Practicum (6 credits)
IGS795 Internship 3
IGS798 Project 3

Elective Courses (18 credits) 

Choose six from the following courses:

Number Course Cr.
MIG715 Gender and Migration 3
IGS717 Politics of Gender and Sexuality 3
IGS718 Gender in Discourse 3
IGS719 Gender and the Law 3
IGS720 Psychology of Gender 3
IGS721 Economics of Gender 3
IGS722 Gender and the Media 3
IGS725 Gender and Public Policy 3
IGS732 Arab and Islamic Feminisms 3
IGS744 Topics in Women & Gender Studies 3
IGS745 Gender and Development 3