4+1 BA in WGS/ MA

New Accelerated Degree Pathway

Earn a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and an M.A. in African & African Diaspora Studies at FIU

Ideal for students who are interested in studying African & African Diaspora Studies from Gendered perspectives.

The Accelerated 4+1 BA in WGS/ MA in AADS Degree Pathway program is a one-of-a-kind experience that provides students with interdisciplinary, graduate level education and prepares them to develop and employ theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches to the research of gendered issues pertaining to Africa and its diaspora.

  • No GRE Scores required
  • Equips students for professional positions and for further studies at the PhD level
  • Classes offered in-person, online and in hybrid settings


  • Global Women's Writing- GL
  • Gender Violence and the Law: Global Perspectives
  • Women in Leadership
  • Feminist Theory
  • AADS Theory
  • Research Methods in AADS
  • Teaching the African American Experience
  • AADS Colloquium


  • Internship Experiences
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • One-on-one faculty advising


  • Current enrollment in the Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, writing sample, and a résumé

Application Deadline: February 1st