MA Degree

MA Degree Course Requirements (30 total units to graduate)

Core Courses: (18 total units)

CCS 200, CCS 205, CCS 210, CCS 225, CCS 240 and CCS 275 

Emphasis with One Sequence (12 total units)

Emphasis in Education
Choose one sequence:
1. CCS 215, CCS 230, CCS 252, CCS 298 (Project) or elective;
2. CCS 215, CCS 230 or CCS 252, CCS 298 and CCS 299 (Thesis)

Emphasis in Comparative Ethnic Studies
Choose one sequence:
1. CCS 215, CCS 230, CCS 252; CCS 298 (Project) or elective; or
2. CCS 215 or CCS 230, CCS 252, CCS 298 and CCS 299 (Thesis)

Emphasis in Policy Studies
Choose one sequence:
1. CCS 215, CCS 230, CCS 252; CCS 298 (Project) or elective; or
2. CCS 215 or CCS 252, CCS 230, CCS 298 (Project) and CCS 299 (Thesis)

Description of Emphasis
MA – Chicana and Chicano Studies, Emphasis in Policy Studies

The Policy Studies Emphasis is designed to provide students with a strong background in policy analysis and development as they relate to the Chicana/o and Latina/o community. The intent of this emphasis is to prepare students to apply a Chicana/o and Latina/o perspective to the development and implementation of contemporary policies that address the needs of this and other communities.

MA – Chicana and Chicano Studies, Emphasis in Comparative Ethnic Studies

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Emphasis is designed to prepare students for doctoral study in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies and other academic fields. In addition to courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies, students may take courses from other areas of Ethnic Studies, such as African American Studies and Asian American Studies, so as to develop strengths in several areas of Ethnic Studies.

MA – Chicana and Chicano Studies, Emphasis in Education

The Education Emphasis is intended to prepare students for effective work in a number of fields requiring expertise in issues relevant to Chicana/o and Latina/o education. Among the most critical areas within this emphasis is the analysis of the K-12 educational system and the development of methods for training competent professionals to work with these communities