2018-2019 Graduate Catalog


Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate

A Graduate Certificate in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) is available to TCU graduate students as a supplement to existing master's and doctoral degree programs. CRES critically examines race and ethnicity as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today's global community. It is an academic and community-oriented program that values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry, and academic excellence. The certificate recognizes a student's intensive engagement with issues in Race and Ethnic Studies in the context of her/his regular disciplinary graduate work. A Graduate Certificate in CRES signifies a TCU graduate student has adequately demonstrated a commitment to the CRES program's mission and demonstrated competencies in its learning outcomes. Students may also add a supplemental Concentration in Research and/or Pedagogy.

Admission Requirements

A student must be enrolled in a TCU master's or doctoral program approved by the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies program to participate. See the program website for a list of eligible programs. Admission to the CRES Graduate Certificate is automatic if the student has full good standing in her/his graduate program as certified by the Director of Graduate Studies of the student's home program or his/her College's Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

For admission to the supplemental Concentration in Research and/or the Concentration in Pedagogy programs, the student must have already completed a minimum of 6 hours of the CRES Graduate Certificate requirements (described below), including CRES 60003, and have full good standing in her/his graduate program as certified by the program's Director of Graduate Studies or his/her College's Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

Application for admission to the CRES Graduate Certificate and the supplemental Concentration in Research and/or Concentration in Pedagogy programs should be made by downloading the admissions form on the CRES website, obtaining the necessary signatures in the student's home program or college, and then delivering it to the Director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies.

CRES Graduate Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies requires 10 semester hours including the required CRES 60003 Graduate Introduction to Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies course and the required CRES 70001 CRES Portfolio. The other six hours of electives consist of CRES-prefixed or CRES-approved courses passed with a grade of "C-" or better.