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Cultural Studies

University of Washington Bothell

24 months
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The Cultural Studies program of the University of Washington Bothell offers an integrative approach to the study of culture across diverse locations. Designed for a small cohort, Cultural Studies prepares students for careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences.


The Program

Our programs are structured with classes offered in the evening to serve non-traditional students, including working professionals. Consequently, all graduate classes on the UW Bothell campus meet twice a week, after 5 pm. While you are welcome to work while enrolled in the program, please note that because the programs are rigorous, it is beneficial to have the ability to adjust your work schedule to allow more focus on your studies during periods when your academic workload intensifies.

The Cultural Studies program of the University of Washington Bothell is the first graduate program in the Pacific Northwest, and one of very few programs nationally, to partner the interdisciplinary study of art and culture with a community-based learning network. The program offers students multiple opportunities to develop and document educational experiences and professional skills suited to their individual career goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Formations in Cultural Studies 
  • Engaging Cultural Studies
  • Prisons, Politics, and Activism
  • Topics in Media and Culture: Media, Power, and Practice
  • Regulating Sexuality: Activism, Policy, and Everyday Life
  • Discourse and Resistance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • engage in cultural studies research
  • contribute to a diverse learning community
  • negotiate difference self-reflectively
  • engage critically, creatively, and collaboratively
  • align with the specific resources and emphases of our program.

Tuition Fee


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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