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Gender Studies

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Become an active advocate for social justice

Gain a better understanding of diverse interactions and global context.

Our Gender Studies minor is interdisciplinary and multicultural by design, incorporating insights from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences.

Drawing on the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological tools of these diverse disciplines, Gender Studies explores the relationships between gender and race, class, sexuality, nation, religion, ability, and species.

Studying diversity also opens your eyes to a lot of social inequalities that aren’t talked about. In my career, I hope to expand what’s being taught to include more marginalized voices.


Students should be prepared to examine the production of knowledge, question systems of power, privilege, and inequality, as well as explore the individual and collective forms of resistance and social activism that occur to bring about social justice.

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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.