If you want to change society, you need knowledge, credentials, and practical skills. The MA in Applied Women's Studies combines first-rate education with a caring, supportive faculty, hands-on experience, and career-enchancing skills.
Applied Women's Studies gives you the opportunity to use knowledge in women's issues as a vital force for change in today's world. At the heart of Applied Women's Studies is an internship requirement. The internship affords unique opportunities far beyond the walls of the classroom.
Greater Los Angeles offers one of the richest cultural mixes in the world, providing a wide variety of possibilities for internships in education, legal advocacy, community organizations, and women's centers, performing arts in the schools, prisons, shelters, and homes for battered women.
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) offers a unique approach to graduate education. You will have a wide range of choices within a specialized course of study. Outstanding professors in Women's Studies teach in many fields - politics, humanities, social sciences, education and management.
Principal StaffLinda M. Perkins, Director, Applied Women's Studies
Janet Farrell Brodie, Chair, History Department
Robert Dawidoff, History Department
Patricia Easton, Philosophy Department
Lori Anne Ferrell, English and History Departments
Gondy Leroy, School of Information Systems & Technology
Jean Lipman-Blumen, Drucker School of Management
Wendy Martin, Chair, English Department
Tammi J. Schneider, School of Religion
Jean Reith Schroedel, School of Politics & Economics
Gail Thompson, School of Educational Studies
Karen Jo Torjesen, School of Religion
Areas of Expertise:Higher Education , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Education & Education Reform 
Reports & Resources
Perkins, Linda. 1997. "The African American Female Elite: The Early History of African American Women in the Seven Sister Colleges, 1880-1960." Harvard Educational Review.