Master of Divinity

Feminist and Womanist Studies Specialization

This specialization provides the theological and ethical frameworks for social change from women’s socioeconomic locations and perspectives. Studies will put emphasis on particularity and diversity, with attention to women’s roles, social locations and voices.


An integrative project or paper (normally completed in conjunction with the final course for the specialization) is required. No specialization-specific field education is required. The specialization requires completion of four pertinent courses from the list below, selected in consultation with your specialization coordinator and faculty advisor.

  • CE-640: Ethics of Sex
  • CE-645: Feminist and Womanist Ethics
  • CE-720C: Contemporary Moral Issues: Human Trafficking
  • CE-730: Queer Theological Ethics
  • CE/CT/PT-752: Ecofeminist Theologies of Liberation
  • CH-736: Julian of Norwich
  • CT-731: Gender and Theology
  • HB-650: Women in the Biblical World


Elaine Nogueira-Godsey