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Certificate in Critical Ethnic Studies

Graduate Certificate Program (16 credit hours)

The Critical Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate Program at DePaul University  introduces students to critical race theory and social movements through an intersectional approach that includes gender analysis and allows students to gain expertise in a comparative race framework or to focus on a specific ethno-racial group. The  CES Certificate Program is available both to non-degree seeking students and to students in other DePaul graduate degree programs.

The Program’s requirements are:

Three CES graduate-level elective courses from the following:

  • CES 402 MOBILITY AND THE STATE
  • CES 403 CITIES AND RACIAL FORMATION
  • CES 404 BORDERS AND MIGRATION
  • CES 405 RACE AND THE MEDIA
  • CES 410 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES
  • Or CES elective course or course approved by the CES director
  • To be considered for the certificate program, please follow the directions below.  The admission requirements for the certificate program include a bachelo r s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

    Non-degree seeking students

    Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Complete a DePaul University Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate admission online application; submit undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is recommended but not required for admission); and a personal statement of 300-500 words (describing your interest in Critical Ethnic Studies, any prior experience in the field, and personal or professional goals for pursuing the certificate), and a writing sample (academic writing of approximately 2,000 words).

    Students enrolled in other DePaul graduate degree programs

    Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis . Complete a DePaul University Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate admission online application. Submit a personal statement of 300-500 words (describing your interest in Critical Ethnic Studies, any prior experience in the field, and personal or professional goals for pursuing the certificate) and a writing sample (academic writing of approximately 2,000 words) to the CES Graduate Director at ces@depaul.edu.

    The Graduate Director may use the personal statement as a basis for advising certificate students on the selection of courses and on any academic skills development that would aid successful participation in and completion of CES graduate courses.

    Descriptions of courses offered through the Critical Ethnic Studies can be found in Campus Connect through the "Search for Classes" function. 

    For more information please contact the Critical Ethnic Studies Graduate Program Director, Laura Kina (773-325-4048 or  lkinaaro@depaul.edu ), or visit the  Critical Ethnic Studies website .


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