College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Critical Ethnic Studies > Graduate Program > Critical Ethnic Studies (MA)
The master’s in Critical Ethnic Studies will prepare you for advanced analysis of race and ethnicity in an urban and global context. Using an interdisciplinary and antiracist perspective to critique global and local power, the program emphasizes social justice and transformation while focusing on U.S. ethno-racial populations through intersectional, decolonial, transnational, international and urban frameworks.
The Critical Ethnic Studies program draws on DePaul’s expertise across disciplines, including:
Core courses are offered in the evening at the Lincoln Park Campus, and electives are offered online and on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses in the evening or during the day. The master’s in Critical Ethnic Studies can be completed in two years.
DePaul’s location in the heart of Chicago allows you to take advantage of the city’s rich resources for research and collaboration with non-profit organizations, presenting countless opportunities to develop community-engaged scholarship.
The master’s in Critical Ethnic Studies has a rolling admission deadline.
Submit an online application, official transcripts, a personal statement and writing sample.
You’ll take five core courses, two theory and research methods courses, and four courses in your concentration. You’ll also complete an internship, thesis or final project.
of 2016 LAS master's degree recipients were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
DePaul is the first university in the nation to offer a graduate program in Critical Ethnic Studies
Laura Kina, St. Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media and Design, serves as director of the Critical Ethnic Studies program. Her artwork addresses Okinawan and Hawai’i diaspora, and her scholarly research is focused on Asian American and critical mixed-race studies as well as queer art and visual culture. As part of the master’s program in Critical Ethnic Studies, you’ll study with many other faculty members across the university who specialize in topics ranging from ethnic studies and history to sociology and media studies.
You’ll join a diverse network of 180,000 DePaul alumni working in Chicago and all over the world, allowing you to grow your professional and academic connections.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
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