Graduate Certificate Programs in Ethnic Studies

5 universities offer graduate certificate program in Ethnic Studies

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University of Colorado Boulder logo
Ranked as:  #97 in Best National University
Tuition:  $32,980 per year
Total Cost:  $65,960 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Colorado
Acceptance:  -

To enhance the graduate school training for enrolled graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Ethnic Studies (DES) offers a Graduate Certificate in Critical Ethnic Studies (GCCES).

A total of twelve credit hours of graduate level coursework is required for the GCCES. ETHN 6000: Foundations in Critical Ethnic Studies is a required course for the GCCES.

Students must submit an unofficial transcript and a two-page statement of purpose describing how their graduate interests will be enhanced by our course offerings and mentoring (please state in the statement of purpose which classes you have taken in DES). Certificate program students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3.

DES regularly offers topical courses available to graduate students.

Submit an unofficial transcript and a two-page statement of purpose describing how your graduate interests will be enhanced by our course offerings and mentoring and any classes you have taken in DES.

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  • Credit hours:  12
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Ranked as:  #105 in Best National University
Tuition:  $29,991 per year
Total Cost:  $59,982 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Oregon
Acceptance:  -

The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies.

The certificate in Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies allows graduate students across campus to develop expertise in areas of indigeneity, racial inequality, and social justice. Graduate students acquire tools to address their own disciplinary research from a transdisciplinary and intersectional perspective and will generate scholarship with greater social impact. The accomplishment of a certified mastery of work in IRES will enhance their skillset and better position graduate students for the academic or professional job market.

One course from ES Core Courses. 5 credits(ES 615, 616, or 617).

ES 615: Theoretical Foundations in Ethnic Studies Theoretical foundations and debates in Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies.

ES 617: Genealogies of Ethnic Studies Examines the emergence and evolution of the discipline of Ethnic Studies, including major intellectual shifts in the field, particularly as they relate to changes in the social science and humanities and the state of the discipline today.

One course from ES Substantive Courses 5 credits(ES 620, 621, 622, or 623).

ES 620: Race, Space, and Power This course questions the variety of ways that social constructions of race and space are inextricable from one another and constitute, as much as they are constituted by, modern power relations.

ES 621: Cultural Production Graduate introduction to the theories and methods utilized within Cultural Studies scholarship with attention to race, gender, nation, sexuality and indigeneity.

PLEASE NOTE: Course offerings and fulfillments are subject to change or cancellation.

Successful admission requires current standing in any University of Oregon MA or PhD program, and an approved application with a prospective plan of study.

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Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

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  • Credit hours:  30
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Tuition:  $23,915 per year
Total Cost:  $47,830 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Colorado
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African American Studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field examining the histories, cultures, and political and social engagements of people of African descent in the United States. Courses offered through the African American Studies certificate program encourage students to explore a broad range of historical and contemporary issues impacting native-born African Americans as well as African, Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American immigrants to the USA. Our courses address transformations in the social, political, gender, sexual, religious, and ethnic identities of people of African descent meanings of race and family social justice movements and activism literature and cultural expression and the nature of diaspora in the Black experience.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C (1.7) in all courses that certificate and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Courses taken using pass fail grading cannot apply to certificate requirements.

ETST 2155 African American History (3 credits CU core course).

The certificate is also targeted to nondegree-seeking professionals. Courses will examine historical and contemporary tribal experiences. Students will be encouraged to think critically the stereotypes of American Indians and tribal governments. A certificate in American Indian Studies offers students an enduring intellectual base to understand both the foundations of America and diversity among tribes with different languages, histories, and cultures. The courses provide students the opportunity to encounter theories posited by a rich history of American Indian intellectuals.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C (1.7) in all courses that certificate and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Courses taken using pass fail grading cannot apply to certificate requirements.

ETST 3036 American Indian Cultural Images (Core Cultural Diversity course, offered fall semester).

ETST 3110 Indigenous Studies (Core International Perspectives course, offered every semester).

It will allow students to demonstrate to potential employers that they possess the multicultural skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. Students will enroll in department courses that focus on the historical context in which race and culture have emerged in the United States.

This certificate is also targeted to non-degree-seeking professionals who seek to acquire multicultural knowledge and the skills necessary to ensure their success in professional environments. Students will be encouraged to think critically race and race relations. Their expanded understandings of the implications of race and culture in work environments will ensure employers that they offer the highest quality employees opportunities in employment or advancement.

There are cross-­listed courses in a variety of departments, including history, political science, and sociology. Any cross-listed course is acceptable, but the student should register for it under the ETST subject code.

Students must take ETST 2000 and ETST 4165 as well as two additional ETST courses with at least one being at 3000 or 4000 level.

ETST 2000 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3 credits CU core course) OR.

There are cross-listed courses in several other departments, including history, political science, and sociology. Any cross-listed course is acceptable. However, you must register for it under an ETST number.

Latinx studies integrates the study of Latinx communities in the United States with analysis of the histories, politics, cultures, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Latinx Studies certificate courses deal with changing political, social, economic and cultural realities, including immigration and transnational communities gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic identities social movements diverse forms of cultural expression ongoing political and economic restructuring in Latin America and the challenges of political and economic empowerment for Latinx communities in the United States.

A Latinx certificate prepares students to work with Latinx communities in the United States or abroad in a wide variety of careers, including teaching, higher education administration, community organizing, community and government service, journalism and the media, environmental science, global economics, health care, legal services, library science, music, publishing, and research.

Indicates courses that require prior coursework and fluency in Spanish.

Ethnic Studies is the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity in local, national, and global contexts. Recent events have shown a spotlight on systemic racial and ethnic inequities in the United States. As a result, businesses are adopting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, environmental researchers are examining how climate change disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and people of color, educators are concerned with address racial inequities in schools, doctors and other health care workers wonder best reach and treat BIPOC communities, and so on. An interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Ethnic Studies trains both academic researchers and professionals who can apply Ethnic Studies concepts in their fields is invaluable to any number of students who want to apply a racial and social justice lens to their intended future profession. The Ethnic Studies graduate certificate offers two paths for students: an academic path and an applied path. The academic track prepares students to pursue a PhD in Ethnic Studies or to apply an ethnic studies analysis in a traditional academic discipline. This track is for students interested in a career in the academy. The applied track prepares students to identify and address racial and ethnic inequities in their chosen professional field and is designed for students interested in a wide variety of careers, including primary and secondary education teaching, higher education administration, community organizing, community and government service, journalism and the media, environmental science, global economics, health care, legal services, library science, music, and publishing.

Upon earning the certificate, students will be able to:.

Understand how Ethnic Studies historically challenged traditional disciplinary knowledge production.

Identify and analyze racial and ethnic inequities in popular culture, society, communities, and organizations.

Students must earn a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all certificate courses completed at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete a certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass fail.

All credit hours for the certificate must be earned at the University of Colorado Denver.

No course may be taken than twice.

Courses cannot double count for the MH MSS track in Ethnic Studies and the Ethnic Studies graduate certificate.

ETST 5000 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (3 credits) OR.

ETST 5960 Capstone in Ethnic Studies (3 credits).

ETST 5000 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (3 credits).

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Ethnic Studies

  • Program Length:  12 Months
  • Credit hours:  12
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Tuition:  $15,823 per year
Total Cost:  $31,646 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Ohio
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The Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate explores the ways racial and ethnic identities, social relations, cultures, and geographical spaces have been shaped over time. Thus, Ethnic Studies provides an ethically and socially responsible scholarship that engages you in thinking critically the world you live in and your place in it.

An Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate can be pursued along with an MA or Ph.D. program or as stand-alone credential. The certificate strengthens your credentials in race and ethnic studies in both national and global contexts. It demonstrates your training in issues relating to diversity, globalization, migration, social and economic inequities, and contemporary realities.

In addition to filling out the Graduate Application, applicantswill be asked to submit the following materials:.

Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program Eligibility.

To earn the Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate, you must complete 15 credit hours (five 3-credit courses) including:.

This course provides an advanced introduction to classical theories of race and ethnicity, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, critical race theory, and the politics of multiculturalism. It focuses on questions of racial and ethnic systems of social organization and signification.

This course is typically offered every Fall semester.

One course may be substituted by with a cognate course offered by another program or department at BGSU. Cognate courses need to be approved by the Ethnic Studies Graduate Committee.

ETHN 6200 ETHN ______ ETHN ______ ETHN ______ ETHN ______ (may be a cognate course).

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What kind of scholarships are available for Graduate Programs in Ethnic Studies?

We have 4 scholarships awarding up to $42,500 for Masters program in for Ethnic Studies, targeting diverse candidates and not restricted to state or school-based programs.

Scholarship nameAmountCredibility
Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Department of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB$22,000
Graduate Assistantships for Master of Arts in Spanish program at the UC$8,000
Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award$7,500Medium
Harvard University - Center for Italian Renaissance Studies$5,000

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