COVID-19 Update from the Program
The Covid-19 pandemic has led many universities, faculty, and students to explore online education for the first time. Meanwhile, Women’s Spirituality MA and PhD programs have been offering online courses for over 15 years, and we will be a fully online program effective Fall 2021. Our faculty are skilled at bringing an integral feminist pedagogy to the online environment, and we have had to make minimal changes to our program to adapt to the pandemic. Our residential intensives have been virtualized and will remain so until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Violeta Krasnić (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Women's Spirituality program offers a transdisciplinary, multicultural, and socially-engaged approach to the study of feminism, spirituality, and religion. We are the first PhD-granting graduate program in the US to integrate the study of feminist spirituality with the examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, and other related fields. We do not espouse a singular spiritual framework nor a singular approach to feminism; rather, we support students in undertaking their own rigorous inquiry both within and beyond these fields.
Our innovative and diverse faculty pursue research interests in the three areas of the curriculum: Women and World Religions; Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism; and Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing. For more information about their publications and professional speeches and activities, see their faculty pages.
We currently offer two degrees:
Please view this documentary about the Women’s Spirituality program that was produced by one of our distinguished alums, Deborah Santana, MA.