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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Dec 08, 2023
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Cultural Studies, Master’s Certificate

This interdisciplinary program is concerned with cultural critique and analysis. The program fosters the intensive study of cultural formations, past and present, from around the world. The methodologies employed derive from the most advanced historical, social, and literary models. The program, open to students who are and must be discipline-trained and discipline-oriented, provides a transcultural-critical expertise not generally available in specific departments. The faculty is drawn from twenty-five areas of the humanities and social sciences at the University. The program is open to any student enrolled full time in any graduate or professional program at the University of Pittsburgh; certificates are granted at both Master’s and PhD levels. Two fellowships are offered annually to outstanding students who have passed their doctoral comprehensive examinations.

Requirements for the Master’s Certificate

Following are course requirements (15 credits) for the master’s certificate in cultural studies:

  • Common Seminar (CLST 2050 )
  • One core course from group A or B (courses are listed a )
  • One designated cultural studies course (D) in the student’s home department or school
  • One designated cultural studies course (D) outside the student’s home department or a course from group C

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