Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate
The Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate explores the ways racial and ethnic identities, social relations, cultures, and geographical spaces have been shaped over time. Focusing on the institutions and political/economic/social processes that have staged race at the center of the nation’s histories, Ethnic Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the significance of race in contemporary US society. The scholarship and training of the faculty of Ethnic Studies is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. While the core courses offered by the department speak to the intellectual roots of Ethnic Studies in the US civil rights movement and student activism, our faculty also has strong expertise in globalization, immigration, and diaspora and cultural studies. Thus, Ethnic Studies provides an ethically and socially responsible scholarship that engages you in thinking critically about the world you live in and your place in it.
An Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate can be pursued along with an MA or Ph.D. program or as stand-alone credential. The certificate strengthens your credentials in race and ethnic studies in both national and global contexts. It demonstrates your training in issues relating to diversity, globalization, migration, social and economic inequities, and contemporary realities.
All applicants seeking admission to the certificate program, must complete the application required by the Graduate College and upload the requested materials.
In addition to filling out the Graduate Application, applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:
Applicants not currently admitted to a BGSU master’s or doctoral program must submit: 1) three letters of recommendation, and 2) a personal statement (2 pages maximum) of career goals and reasons for applying to the program.
Students currently enrolled in a BGSU master’s or doctoral program should submit a personal statement (2 pages maximum) of career goals and reasons for applying to the program.
Students currently enrolled in the ACS MA, ACS PhD, or POPC MA program should NOT submit a graduate application - instead email Dr. Susana Peña regarding your interest to be added to the certificate program.
Recent ETHN Graduate Course Offerings:
- ETHN 6500 Sexuality, Race, and Nation
- ETHN 6730 US/Mexico Borderlands
- ETHN 6730 Japanese American Incarceration
- ETHN 6730 Divisive Concepts of CRT: Myth and Reality
- ETHN 6800 Black Women, Popular Culture, and Respectability
- ETHN 6820 Gender & Transnational Migration
Updated: 01/19/2024 11:39AM