About the Women's Spirituality Program

Founded in 1992 by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, the Women's Spirituality program offers an interdisciplinary, multicultural, decolonial feminist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, religion, and other related fields. We are the first Ph.D. granting graduate program in the United States to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. 

Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. We join with those who seek to end the exploitation of marginalized social groups and address the suffering of the Earth and its many species. 

We currently offer two degrees:
MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality and Social Justice
PhD in Philosophy and Religion with Concentration in Women's Spirituality

We also offer an accelerated MA degree option through our Bachelor's Completion program and an accelerated PhD program.

Our program Alums go on to work in diverse fields from higher education, to media production, to spiritual leadership and community activism. Visit our Alumni Careers page to learn more about what you can do with a degree from our program.

We invite you to watch a short film about our program, produced by Women's Spirituality MA Alum Deborah Santana.

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