Graduate School

In addition to program Guidelines, Comparative Literature graduate students should also familiarize themselves with the Graduate School Rules, which define the academic policies that pertain to all graduate students at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Other important information that can be found on the Graduate School website:


Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate Program in Critical Theory

The Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory offers students a background in the philosophical foundations of critical theory. Drawing on disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, Marxism, literary criticism and sociology, critical theory develops analytical tools for describing and evaluating modern society and cultural production. Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate disciplinary degree or a professional degree program are encouraged to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory early in their graduate career.

Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies

The Women and Gender Studies Program offers a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies (WGST).  The WGST Graduate certificate is designed for students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at CU-Boulder and requires nine hours of coursework.  German MA students, with approval of their graduate advisor, can count the courses required for this certificate toward the nine credit hours that can be taken in an outside area.

Graduate Certificate in Comparative Ethnic Studies

The Department in Ethnic Studies offers a Graduate Certificate in Comparative Ethnic Studies (GCCES).   The GCCES certificate is designed for students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at CU-Boulder and requires twelve hours of coursework.  German MA students, with approval of their graduate advisor, can count nine credit hours of the hours required for this certificate toward the nine credit hours that can be taken in an outside area.


Graduate Teacher Program

The Graduate Teacher Program is a division of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Created in 1984, its mission is to help graduate students and postdocs perform effectively as graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate part-time instructors (GPTIs) in classes, recitations, and labs and to assist them in their professional development as the professoriate of the future and to provide support and guidance for careers in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is one of the few universities in the nation at which graduate students can earn a Certificate in College Teaching.  Although this certificate is not officially recognized at the state or national level, graduate students report that it is an asset when pursuing employment in postsecondary institutions.