12 months
1293 USD/credit 46548 USD/year
1293 USD/credit 46548 USD/year
388 USD/credit 13968 USD/year
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Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary track from University of Colorado Denver for completing the Master of Humanities (MH) or Master of Social Science (MSS) degree that equips students with the tools and resources to critically analyze the structural basis of historical and contemporary social problems related to the experiences of diverse racial and ethnic groups.


Students pursuing the Ethnic Studies program from University of Colorado Denver  explore the construction of race and ethnicity by governments and communities through the intersection of popular culture and public policy in both the historical and contemporary contexts. 

Students further construct understandings of self and ethnic identifications as they apply through the individualization of social and cultural identity. Courses in the track explore how students' can learn to evaluate and develop social policies aimed at the resolution of the social and political problems associated with race and ethnicity as well as establish strategies for beginning alliances across all social groups and working toward progressive social change.

Targeted Audience

This program is relevant for students with an interest in a variety of future careers where individuals work with diverse populations and require intercultural communication/navigation/appreciation skills: diplomats, education administrators, international aid workers, journalists, lawyers, legislators, public health providers, or social service providers. Students may go directly into the job market or can use the track/option as background and a stepping-stone toward a PHD, JD, or other advanced degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations and Theories in Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Methods and Practices of Graduate Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • Directed Research and Readings in Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • Research Methods in Ethnic Studies
  • Anthropology of Globalization
  • Intercultural Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate Admission Application
  • $50 non-reimbursable fee
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation. At least two of these letters must be academic -- that is, from former professors of yours. To ensure the complete objectivity of evaluation, students should not have had access to these letters. Letters should be sent by your recommender.
  • Statement of Purpose or Letter of Intent
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended including those foreign. Mailed copies must be in a sealed envelope.  E-transcripts are also accepted and can be sent to graduateadmissions@ucdenver.edu.​

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 388 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 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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