The Certificate in Genderstudies program is to strengthen critical thinking skills through the study of global sociopolitical gender concernsand historical approaches to femininity and masculinity, relationships between men and women, and the complex cultural processes involved in gender construction. The interdisciplinary focus of the program prepares students to become proactive participants in the world by exposing them to economic, political, and cultural realities at home and around the world.

Students will complete a ten-hour core of courses that investigate sociological and theological approaches to gender issues, and end their study with a capstone course designed to integrate approaches from several key disciplines. In addition, students will participate in three main areas: theology and theory; social and historical context; and cultural considerations of everyday life

  • Feminist theory 
  • Gender roles 
  • Communication and gender 
  • Gender and social institutions 
  • Women in history 

This certificate can be completed in as little as 10 weeks.

The programme will be delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical demonstrations, video presentations, practical and experiential exercises, case studies, and role-plays. Students will be assessed through written assignments, projects, oral presentations, and videotaped counselling project/examination and online formatting

  • Women’s roles in history and contemporary societies
  • Feminist theories
  • Constructions of femininity and masculinity across different cultures and historical periods
  • Gendered influences on knowledge, communication, politics, and economics
  • Sexual behavior and expectations
  • Family relationships

By the end of the module, students should expect:

  • Identify major influences within key historic feminist movements. These influences may include activists, authors and/or writings, or legislation.
  • Articulate how women’s studies and gender studies is a distinct field connected to other interdisciplinary fields of study.
  • Evaluate, compare, and critique gender and feminist theories and methodologies.
  • Identify the interactions and intersections of identities (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and so on) and assess the ways in which they contribute to instances of privilege and power dynamics across cultures, space, and time.
  • Recognize their relationship within their communities and understand that actions (or inactions) are integral to overcoming inequalities.
  • Connect theory with practice through a service learning or internship experience.
  • Identify and employ legitimate sources of information covering social inequalities and injustices.
  • Read current social inequities effectively and suggest solutions based on feminist methodologies.
  • Prepare for graduate study and for work in professional fields.

The recommended books for this program can be purchased directly by the student or through our school merchandise

Tuition for certificate programs is $560. Tuition for the Diploma programs is $900 and Tuition for Adv. Diploma programs is $1350. A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $50 – and a Technology fee of $100 – are also required.​

After paying the application fee of $50, students pay a deposit half payment upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make monthly equal payments of the balance, which includes the technology fee of $100

The faculty at the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies will exceed your highest expectations. Our accomplished teachers and scholars engage in research and scholarly work that is characteristic of the learning environment both online and at cohort sessions. Our faculty is comprised of leading professors, diplomats, psychologists, educators, authors, coaches, practitioners, and theorists from across the globe. 

Majority of faculty members hold doctoral degrees and stay well-informed through research and scholarship that advance their field and enhance the value of your training.​

  • Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  • Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This admission. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.