What Jobs Can I Get with a Women's Studies Degree?

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the field of women's studies focuses on the political, economic and sociological positions of women throughout modern history (''nces.ed.gov''). If you are you interested in pursuing a career that addresses the status of women in society and culture, read on to learn about the various job options that may be available to you upon earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in women's studies. Schools offering Gender Diversity Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Undergraduate Degree Options in Women's Studies

An undergraduate degree program in women's studies is commonly available as a Bachelor of Arts program with a major in women's studies, liberal arts or gender studies. Each can provide a liberal arts background along with an additional understanding of the historic and contemporary issues faced by women in society.

Job Options

When you have a bachelor's degree in this field, there may be a broad spectrum of jobs available in areas such as administration, advocacy, social work, sociology, public health and public policy. A deeper insight into women's issues is sought by advocacy groups and policy researchers. Additionally, legal services, healthcare groups and government organizations often seek candidates who possess an understanding and awareness of gender issues. Michigan State University reports that qualified graduates might also work as consultants in various industries such as insurance and personnel services (www.msu.edu).

Graduate Degree Options

It is also possible to earn a Master of Arts in Women's Studies. Some institutions offer this course of study as a dual-degree program, coupling the graduate-level women's studies degree with a Master of Social Work, for example. Earning two degrees can give you greater flexibility as a job candidate if you want to pursue a career in social work that also requires expertise in issues that specifically affect women. Ph.D programs are available in the field of women's studies, and are usually included in gender and sexuality studies programs.

Job Options

Earning a master's degree in this field may qualify you for positions that are tailored more toward advocacy. These are usually advanced positions that require an in-depth knowledge of the field, including program director or coordinator of an organization that focuses on women's issues. Doctoral degrees in women's studies can lead to positions in research or post-secondary education.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

  • 1. Degree Options:

Popular Schools

  • Ashford University

    Ashford University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Ashford University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Grand Canyon University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Strayer University

    Strayer University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Strayer University:

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville
    • Arkansas: Little Rock
    • Columbia (D.C.): Washington
    • Delaware: Newark
    • Florida: Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Maitland, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Tampa
    • Georgia: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Douglasville, Lithonia, Morrow, Roswell, Savannah
    • Louisiana: Metairie
    • Maryland: Baltimore, Millersville, Owings Mills, Rockville, Suitland
    • North Carolina: Charlotte, Greensboro, Huntersville, Morrisville, Raleigh
    • Pennsylvania: Center Valley, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Springfield, Trevose, Warrendale
    • South Carolina: Columbia, Greenville, North Charleston
    • Tennessee: Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville
    • Texas: Austin, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Houston, Irving, Plano, San Antonio, Stafford
    • Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Chesapeake, Fredericksburg, Glen Allen, Manassas, Midlothian, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Woodbridge
    • West Virginia: Scott Depot
  • Northcentral University

    Northcentral University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Northcentral University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Kaplan University

    Kaplan University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Kaplan University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Southern New Hampshire University

    Southern New Hampshire University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Southern New Hampshire University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Walden University

    Walden University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Walden University:

    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Florida Tech University Online

    Florida Tech University Online responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Florida Tech University Online:

    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Concordia University Portland

    Concordia University Portland responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Concordia University Portland:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Brandman University

    Brandman University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Brandman University:

    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • California: Folsom, Irvine, Monterey, Ontario, Palm Desert, Roseville, Salida, Santa Maria
  • University of the Rockies

    University of the Rockies responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at University of the Rockies:

    • Doctoral

    Online Programs Available

  • University of Phoenix

    University of Phoenix responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at University of Phoenix:

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • Arizona: Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson, Yuma
    • California: Bakersfield, Beale AFB, Chula Vista, Costa Mesa, Diamond Bar, El Centro, Fairfield, Fresno, Gardena, La Palma, Lancaster, Lathrop, Livermore, Murrieta, Oakland, Ontario, Palm Desert, Pasadena, Sacramento, Salida, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, San Marcos, Visalia, Woodland Hills
    • Colorado: Colorado Springs, Lone Tree, Westminster
    • Florida: Jacksonville
    • Illinois: Chicago, Schaumburg
    • Michigan: Detroit, Southfield
    • New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Teresa
    • Nevada: Henderson, Las Vegas
    • Texas: Arlington, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio
    • Utah: Clearfield, Salt Lake City, South Jordan
    • Virginia: Arlington
  • Baker College Online

    Baker College Online responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Baker College Online:

    Online Programs Available

  • Medaille College

    Medaille College responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Medaille College:

    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Azusa Pacific Online University

    Azusa Pacific Online University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Azusa Pacific Online University:

    Online Programs Available