Women’s and Gender Studies

Contact Us:
Dr. Brenda Bethman
Acting Director

University of Missouri-Kansas City
204 Haag Hall
5120 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110


The Women’s and Gender Studies program is an inter- and multi-disciplinary academic program devoted to the critical analysis of how gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality contribute to the diversity of women’s and men’s experiences.  Women's and Gender Studies at UMKC is one of over 650 such programs in the United States.  Students trained in this program will be afforded career opportunities in a wide variety of areas, including academic and governmental settings, business, journalism, social services, and the health professions.