The department offers a PhD in Comparitive Ethnic Studies. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in ethnic studies or an affiliated field (as assessed by CU ethnic studies faculty). Although faculty may specialize in Africana, Chicana and Chicano, Asian American, and Native American studies, the aim of the PhD program is to provide students with broad training that enables them to research and analyze the intersectional and relational workings of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts. Additional information about specific areas of faculty specialization and courses offered may be found on the department website at ethnicstudies.colorado.edu or by contacting the graduate program assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requires a minimum of 30 hours advanced graduate course work (including allowable transfer credits) and a minimum of 30 dissertation hours (as required by the Graduate School), successful completion of a comprehensive examination, and successful defense of the doctoral dissertation.
Research experience is highly recommended and writing skills, as demonstrated in the statement of purpose and writing sample, are highly valued.
Financial support and tuition waivers may be offered to outstanding PhD students in the form of teaching assistantships. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for national fellowships.
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Ethnic Studies
Boulder, CO 80309-0339