12 months
729 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
729 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
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The master’s in Critical Ethnic Studies program from DePaul University 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 University’s expertise across disciplines, including:

  • African and Black Diaspora Studies 
  • English Communication 
  • Global Asian Studies 
  • History International Studies 
  • Islamic World Studies 
  • Latin American and Latino/a Studies 
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies
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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Social Theory
  • Critical Ethnics Studies
  • Mobility and the State
  • Cities and Racial Formation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The master’s in Critical Ethnic Studies has a rolling admission deadline.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Personal Statement/statement of purpose (300-500 words)
  • Writing sample (academic writing of approximately 2,000 words)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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