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 PhD-granting graduate program in the US to integrate the study of the sacred feminine with the 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 to address the suffering of the earth and its many species.
We currently offer two degrees:
Our program's graduates work in diverse fields including higher education, media production, spiritual leadership and community activism. Read about graduate careers to learn more about what you can do with a degree from our program.
This short video about our program was produced by MA graduate Deborah Santana.