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Critical Theory (Z017)   

Program Title and Classification

Critical Theory

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Arts and Humanities


The Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory is an integrated curriculum offering students the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge, expertise, and certification in the interdisciplinary and international field of critical theory. Students enrolled for the M.A. or Ph.D. degree within any department at the University of Maryland at College Park may apply to participate. The Certificate is presently administered through the Department of English and the Program Coordinator is Professor Christina Walter (

Admissions Information

Please contact Professor Christina Walter ( for admissions information.

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
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International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
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Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

18 credits required

Introductory course in critical theory (3 credits)

Two certificate courses (6 credits)

Two theory courses (6 credits)

Colloquium in Critical Theory (1 credit each, 3 credits total)

Students must also present their theoretically-inflected work at a session of the theory colloquium




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