Starting Fall Semester, 2002, the Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Studies Program (EMCS) Master of Sciences degree has been offered to meet the professional needs of diverse students concerning scholarly academic work, the practical application of ethnic studies knowledge in their professions, and for personal growth. To date, it is a small department but growing majors and the only graduate program in ethnic and multicultural studies in the upper-Midwest. The graduate program provides students with multi-ethnic and cross-cultural knowledge, values and skills from American and global perspectives.
The programmeFirst, students gain factual knowledge by taking courses that focus on different ethnic, racial and cultural groups, as well as on discrimination, immigration, stereotypes, and other important issues related to diversity studies. Second, they learn how to understand and appreciate the different values, practices, and beliefs members of each cultural or ethnic population subscribe to, as well as understanding the diversity within those populations. Third, and most importantly, students in this program are expected to gain the following skills: 1) research skills, writing skills, and/or computer/statistical analysis skills; 2) human resource management and leadership skills; 3) counseling skills; and 4) cultural competency skills or cross-cultural training and diversity management skills. There is a strong emphasis on gaining competency in applied skills because advocacy must have practical application as its foundations to be credible.
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- Cultural Pluralism
- Foundations of Oppression
- African American Civil Rights Movement
- Seminar in Ethnic/Cross-Cultural Studies
- Practicing Anthropology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies View 402 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
- At least 9 undergraduate credits in ethnic and cross-cultural areas. This requirement may be waived if the applicant can show relevant work (related to other social sciences) or other experiences that provide the necessary background to pursue graduate work in EMCS;
- Have knowledge of or skills in two languages, but this may be subject to arrangement and discussion between the applicant and the Department); and
- When students do not meet the normal admission requirements, they may be recommended for admission by the department subject to removal of deficiencies or other conditions.
International5129 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5129 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National5129 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5129 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
In-State5129 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5129 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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