The Master’s Degree in Critical Theory and the Arts is a 36-credit program of study completed in three consecutive semesters, fall, spring and summer. In the fall and spring semesters, students participate in a closely-organized curriculum of year-long seminar classes in philosophy, art theory, sociology, political thought, and social- and art-history. In the summer semester, students and their advisors work in collaboration preparing the Comprehensive Thesis, which draws on the year’s coursework and student writings.
• Successful completion of 36 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. Documentation of all thesis projects must be on file in the Critical Theory and the Arts Department to be eligible for degree conferral.
• Three semesters of residency (fall, spring and summer). Students must complete their degree within two years, unless given an official extension by the provost.
• Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in order to remain in good academic standing.
Note: Departmental requirements are subject to change by the department chair if the chair deems that such change is warranted.