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Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (Certificate NDP)

Students pursuing the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona will benefit from an interdisciplinary graduate curriculum based on theoretical synergies across knowledge projects in the humanities, social sciences, arts, professions, and natural sciences.

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Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona will deepen student strengths in interdisciplinary and conceptually rigorous forms of research.

The SCCT Certificate is intended for and exclusively open to University of Arizona graduate students enrolled in MA, MFA, JD, MBA, and other non-Ph.D. programs. (PhD students should enroll in the SCCT Minor.)

This is a 9-credit certificate with one required course and two electives. The required course is SCCT 500 (Introduction to Social, Cultural and Critical Theory), offered each year in the fall semester. Students must also take two elective courses, at least one of which is offered outside their home degree program.


The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines.

The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona’s enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.


  • Historical materialism 
  • Feminism
  • Postmodernism
  • Phenomenology
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Critical legal studies
  • The Frankfurt School
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Queer theory

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