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Critical Theory Certificate Program Requirements

To participate in the certificate program:

1. Declare affiliation to the Critical Theory Cluster. To affiliate, please fill out this form or e-mail

2. Complete five courses, at least two of which must be introductory seminars - such as those listed below - or appropriate substitutes. The remaining three courses are from a list designated annually.

*Please note, the completion of the certificate is indicated on student transcripts.

Introductory Critical Theory Seminars (at least 2 courses):

Remaining Courses (three):

*Please note that no more than two courses can be counted towards the certificate from the student’s degree program.

When you have completed the requirements, please fill out the online TGS Certificate Application. This application will be routed to the Critical Theory Program Associate Director, Peter Fenves (, who will review the application. It will then be reviewed by TGS and notification will be sent to the student of approval.

*Interdisciplinary Certificate in Critical Theory (ICCT) seminars are open to all interested students. Cluster fellowship students are required to take three Critical Theory related courses outside of their degree program. The choice of courses must be approved by the Director of the Critical Theory Cluster.

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