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Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree

Students interested in applying to the BA/MA program in Critical Ethnic Studies should contact the CES graduate director, Laura Kina, lkinaaro@depaul.edu.

Latin American and Latino Studies (BA) / Critical Ethnic Studies (MA)

LST majors apply to this program in spring of their junior year. April 1st is the priority deadline. Applicants must have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA and 3.5 Major GPA.

Students in this program take twelve graduate credit hours in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate Latin American/Latino Studies and graduate Critical Ethnic Studies requirements.

In the senior year students complete:

  • CES 401 INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES
  • One Course:
  • One Course:
    • CES 402 MOBILITY AND THE STATE
    • CMNS 563 MULTICULTURAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS

Once the student has graduated with their undergraduate BA in Latin American/Latino Studies, they will matriculate into the MA Program. As MA Students, the students take the remaining 9 courses toward the MA degree – usually students will take 3 graduate courses per quarter in order to complete the MA in the one additional year. Students may also wish to take one of these courses during the summer. The MA courses will include two of the required remaining graduate courses:

  • INT 401 SOCIAL THEORY, SOC 466 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, or WGS 400 FEMINIST THEORIES
  • CES 402 MOBILITY AND THE STATE, CES 403 CITITES AND RACIAL FORMATIONS, or CES 404 BORDERS AND MIGRATION

Also:

  • 1 Research Methods course out of the following selections:
    • CMNS 581 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    • HST 422 SEMINAR IN PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS
    • SCG 410 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES
    • SOC 411 SOCIAL RESEARCH
    • SOC 413 QUALITATIVE METHODS
    • WGS 491 METHODS AND SCHOLARSHIP IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
  • 4 Elective courses will be chosen by the student in conjunction with a faculty advisor in order to tailor a coherent program of study to the individual student’s particular academic and/or professional objectives while ensuring that the student sustains strong interdisciplinary focus at the graduate level. Elective courses may be offered by Critical Ethnic Studies or approved courses offered by other departments/programs at DePaul. A list of courses approved by CES are circulated prior to registration for each quarter. Students take 400-500 level courses to fulfill electives and may take up to two approves 300-level courses.
  • CES 412 FINAL PROJECT INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (taken with Chair of M.A. Final Project Committee)

Final Project Requirements

At the conclusion of the program, students complete a final project representing a culmination of the work in the program. All projects consist of a rigorous piece of writing: reflective, analytical, or expository. Students can choose from four format options: 1) an original research thesis; 2) a portfolio of three publishable essays, 3) a completed internship; or, 4) a creative project. Each project is overseen by an advisor and an advisory committee of up to three faculty.