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About

The Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (Certificate NDP) program from The University of Arizona trains students in important twentieth-century theoretical traditions that have had an impact across multiple disciplines, such as historical materialism, feminism, postmodernism, phenomenology, postcolonial studies, critical legal studies, the Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Key Features 

SCCT encourages exploration of—and cultivates future contributors to—new movements and directions in social, cultural, and critical theory such as actor-network theory, affect theory, anthropocene studies, biopolitics, critical area studies, border theory, critical finance studies, critical science studies, mediated geographies, new materialisms, object-oriented ontology, posthumanism, post-secular theory, critical race studies, somatechnics, trans* theory, and game studies, among others.

Students pursuing the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (Certificate NDP) program from The University of Arizona  will benefit from an interdisciplinary graduate curriculum based on theoretical synergies across knowledge projects in the humanities, social sciences, arts, professions, and natural sciences. The certificate will deepen student strengths in interdisciplinary and conceptually rigorous forms of research.

The SCCT Certificate is intended for and exclusively open to University of Arizona graduate students enrolled in MA, MFA, JD, MBA, and other non-Ph.D. programs. (PhD students should enroll in the SCCT Minor.) This is a 9-credit certificate with one required course and two electives. The required course is SCCT 500 (Introduction to Social, Cultural and Critical Theory), offered each year in the fall semester. Students must also take two elective courses, at least one of which is offered outside their home degree program. Elective options include our annual topics course, SCCT 510 (Problems in Social, Cultural and Critical Theory), typically offered in spring semester, as well as all courses that appear on the elective list for the Ph.D. minor (this list may be downloaded from the SCCT website). Students may petition to have a different course (i.e. not appearing on the list) count as one of their electives if it has a significant theoretical dimension and is relevant to their plan of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Gender and Social Identity
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Political Ecology
  • Anthropology and Education
  • History of Anthropological Theory
  • Anthropology and Modernity
  • Culture and Power
  • Anthropology and Global Health
  • Cultural Anthropology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

9 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose. 1-page statement of purpose (250-400 words)​ that includes a description of your current course of study and addresses reasons for pursuing the certificate. 
  • Letter of recommendation. This letter need not be confidential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 6 months.
  • In-State

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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