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Ethnic Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (QS) , CA,
Founded in 1984, the graduate program in Ethnic Studies is the first interdisciplinary PhD program in the U.S. dedicated to the study of comparative race and ethnicity in national, hemispheric, and global contexts.

About

  • It continues to be a premiere PhD program that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training as well as critical grounding in comparative, relational, and intersectional analysis made possible by the core subfields of the department—Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, and Comparative Ethnic Studies.
  • The graduate program draws on faculty strength in a wide range of fields, including studies of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality; citizenship, migration, and borders; diaspora and transnationalism; sovereignty and decoloniality; representation and performance; social movements and cultural politics; religion, food, museums, labor, and war. 
  • Students learn social science and humanities methodologies, including archival research, ethnography, oral history, and textual and visual analysis. Students also have the opportunity to pursue a “Designated Emphasis” in such areas as Critical Theory, Film Studies, New Media, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Series in Comparative Transnational Theories and Methods
  • Professional Writing
  • "Theories and Approaches to Inter-Racial Histories of the United States"
  • “The Rise of Authoritarianism, Ethic Nationalism and Othering and Belonging: How the Fear of the "Other" is Being Used to Challenge Democratic Norms”
  • "Lifeworlds of Indigenous Thought"

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

Application Materials
  • A 20-page writing sample
  •  Original transcripts for all academic work completed,
  • A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members 

We do not require the GRE examination for consideration for admissions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 72 months.
  • In-State

    18856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9428 USD per semester and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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