Graduate Degree - Chicano/Latino Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

Program:
Chicano/Latino Studies, Doctor of Philosophy
Program Code:
7625 Chicano/Latino Studies
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Doctor of Philosophy
Start Term:
FS06
College:
College of Social Science
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College of Social Science

Graduate Study

Chicano/Latino Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Chicano/Latino Studies prepares scholars, researchers, and teachers in the social sciences and humanities to develop expertise in the historical and contemporary experiences of Chicanos and Latinos in their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. The program emphasizes global, trans-disciplinary, comparative, and applied approaches to knowledge which enhance collaborative scholarly efforts within the university, peer educational institutions, and the broader community. It addresses Chicano and Latino experiences in home communities in the United States, and international dimensions and diaspora experiences involving communities in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.   

Admission

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chicano/Latino Studies is based on an evaluation of the student’s academic record, Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores, letters of recommendation, written statements, and other information such as professional experience and related achievements. Applicants without master’s degrees or sufficient course work may be admitted provisionally and be required to complete a specified number of collateral courses, not to count toward the degree, before regular admission is granted. 

Guidance Committee

The graduate director will guide students in the selection of courses for the first year. By the end of the second semester of the first year, students should choose their major professor and their guidance committee. The committee shall consist of at least four members, at least two in Chicano/Latino Studies and up to two in related fields.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chicano/Latino Studies

               
1. Students must complete 30 credits from the following:  
  a. All of the following courses:  
    CLS 810 Historiography and Social Science: Methods in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
    CLS 811 Literary and Cultural Theory in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
    CLS 893E Readings in Chicano/Latino Studies 1 to 4
    CLS 894 Fieldwork in Chicano/Latino Studies 1 to 4
    CLS 896 Seminar in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
  b. A minimum of 3 credits in research methods in an area of specialization.  
  c. Electives from the following: American studies, anthropology, English, history of art, history, music, resource development, sociology, and Spanish. The course work must be selected from an approved course list in consultation with the student's guidance committee.  
2. Complete Spanish, Nahuatl, or another Amerindian language to fulfill the language requirement. Demonstrate advanced reading proficiency by passing oral and written examinations.  
3. Pass two comprehensive written examinations as arranged by the guidance committee, one in Chicano/Latino Studies and one in the student’s area of specialization.  
4. Complete 24 credits of CLS 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research.  
5. Submit the dissertation proposal to the guidance committee and successfully pass the oral examination in defense of the dissertation.