UMASS Boston Critical Ethnic and Community Studies Application Deadline


June 1, 2020

The program admits students only in the fall semester. The preferred deadline for both domestic and international applicants is March 1. Applications received by this date will receive preference for admissions review and allocation of available funding.  Applications received after that date until June 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis only. 

Critical Ethnic and Community Studies (CECS) is an innovative program in comparative ethnic studies, with a transnational perspective and a transdisciplinary methodological approach. It is housed in the University of Massachusetts Boston, the only public university in the Boston area and the most diverse university in New England. Underscoring its transdisciplinary perspective, CECS draws its faculty from across UMass Boston's colleges and research and policy institutes. Faculty members are well recognized for their research in and engagement with urban and immigrant groups and communities, and a shared commitment to social justice. Graduates work for and with communities in organizing and activism, research and analysis, program development and evaluation, education, arts based advocacy, or social services and advocacy. 

Review of applications for the Fall 2020 cohort begins on March 1, 2020. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available, at the program’s discretion. 

All this information, and more is available on our program website at We can be reached at and 617-287-5129.

CECS Flyer 

CECS Fact Sheet

Registration deadline: 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

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