Academic Programs

Obtaining your Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate students are required to submit the following three items to the Graduate School in the Mossman Building: Application for Graduation, Plan of Study, and the Graduation Fee. (Please be aware of deadlines, which usually are required within the first two weeks of the graduating semester.)

Application for Graduation for Graduate Students Form

This form can be picked up in the Graduate School office, filled out online, or printed off from the following website:

Plan of Study Form

Both the WGS Program and the Graduate School require a Plan of Study Form for the WGS post-baccalaureate certificate be submitted. All graduate students receiving the certificate must make an appointment with the WGS Graduate Director, Dr. Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater, in order to insure all course requirements have been met. Once the Graduate Director approves the Plan of Study with a signature, you must submit the original to the Graduate School, submit one copy to the WGS Graduate Director, and submit a second copy to the WGS Office.

If you are receiving the certificate along with a master’s or doctoral degree, you must also fill out a second “Plan of Study” form for that program, which must be submitted to the Graduate School. This form is available from your department director or advisor. Each department may have their own procedures for this.

Graduation Fee

  • $55 for master’s and Specialist in Education
  • $70 for combined M.S./Ed.S.
  • $60 for doctorate

There is no charge for Certificate candidates who are graduating with a degree in another program in the same semester. If graduating with a certificate only, you will be charged a graduation fee. To avoid double charges and to simplify your graduation process, we recommend you graduate from the certificate program and your other degree program in the same semester. Please be aware you need to be enrolled in the semester in which you graduate.

The fee will be added to your student account. Payment should be made to the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office, UNC at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

Please refer to the following website for specific information regarding deadlines for theses, dissertations, etc:

Specific information regarding the graduation ceremony can be accessed on the Registrar’s homepage under Commencement Central or by clicking on the following link:

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