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Cultural Studies

University of California, Davis

12 months
26544 USD/year
26544 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis, offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and society that highlights how sexuality, race, ability, citizenship, gender, nationality, class, and language organize embodied identities, social relations, and cultural objects.


Key facts

Drawing on faculty from a wide range of disciplines and intellectual interests, the Cultural Studies program offered by the University of California, Davis, cuts across the humanities, social sciences, the law school, and agricultural and environmental studies. With the close guidance and supervision of a faculty committee, students in the program pursue interdisciplinary research in areas such as studies of comparative and critical race, ecocriticism, disability studies, fashion, queer theory, traditional and digital media, popular culture, science and technology, Marxist theory, travel and tourism, food, physical and cognitive abilities, cultural geography, transnational culture and politics, globalization, religion, rhetoric, performance, human rights, social justice, borders and migration, militarization and security, arts and activism, and critical theory. The program emphasizes the linked analyses of these factors in relation to local community formations, transnationalism, post-colonialism, neo-colonialism, and globalization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Histories of Cultural Studies 
  • Theories of Cultural Studies 
  • Practices of Cultural Studies 
  • Research Seminar
  • Cultural Studies Colloquium 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal History Statement
  • Research Interests
  • Exam Scores
  • Fellowship Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • (Un)Official Transcripts
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11442 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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