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Dual Degree Master's Programs


Women's and Gender Studies/Information Studies (MA/MSIS)

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies (CWGS) and the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Texas at Austin offer a dual program leading to the Master of Arts in women's and gender studies and the Master of Science in Information Studies. The program combines training in information studies with study of the role that gender plays in shaping society.

Students seeking admission to the dual degree program must identify their interest by selecting the dual degree program code on the online (Apply) Texas Common Application website. These are listed in a separate "Dual Degree Programs" section at the bottom of the Apply Texas list of majors.  Applicants for the dual degree program must meet the general admission criteria of the Graduate School, and the admission criteria for both the School of Information and the Center for Women’s & Gender StudiesStudents must be accepted by each individual program in order to be admitted to the dual program. Like all other graduate applicants, the student is responsible for submitting any additional information required by the Graduate Studies Committee for each program.  The annual deadline is December 1st.

Students must complete at least sixty-one semester hours of coursework, including either a professional report or a thesis supervised by a faculty member from either the School of Information or the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

Students in the program will be able to complete both degrees in three academic years (summers included) with a total of 61 credit hours.

MA/MSIS Degree Requirements
MA/MSIS Degree Planner (pdf)
WGS Graduate Admissions Information
School of Information Studies Dual Degree Programs
School of Information Studies Admissions


Women's and Gender Studies/Public Affairs (MA/MPAff)

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) at the University of Texas at Austin offer a dual degree program leading to a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies and a Master of Public Affairs. This program responds to an increased need in the public, nonprofit and private sectors for specialists who have advanced training in policy analysis and leadership and management skills, as well a comprehensive understanding of women’s and gender issues.

Students seeking admission to the dual degree program must identify their interest by selecting the dual degree program code on the online (Apply) Texas Common Application website. These are listed in a separate "Dual Degree Programs" section at the bottom of the Apply Texas list of majors.  Applicants for the dual degree program must meet the general admission criteria of the Graduate School, and the admission criteria for both the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Center for Women’s & Gender StudiesStudents must be accepted by each individual program in order to be admitted to the dual program. Like all other graduate applicants, the student is responsible for submitting any additional information required by the Graduate Studies Committee for each program.  The annual deadline is December 1st.

Students must complete at least sixty-six semester hours of coursework, including a thesis supervised by one faculty member from the School of Public Affairs and one faculty member from the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

Students in the program will be able to complete both degrees in three academic years (summers included) with a total of 66 credit hours.

MA/MPAff Degree Requirements
MA/MPAff Degree Planner (pdf)
WGS Graduate Admissions Information
LBJ School of Public Affairs MPAff Program
LBJ School of Public Affairs Admissions

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