PhD Program Overview

Ethnic Studies Ph.D. students are required to enroll on a full-time basis (i.e., to carry a minimum enrollment of twelve units of graduate-level courses each quarter) and to maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or better. As part of our Ph.D. program, students obtain an M.A. degree after successful completion of required foundational coursework and Parts 1 & 2 of the Comprehensive Exam. Please see the Graduate Student Handbook for the course requirements, program of study, academic goals, and timeline.