The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary field of comparative studies provides students the opportunity for critical analysis of social and cultural processes and their expression in religion, literature, media, the arts, science and technology.
Students majoring in Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University develop strong skills in analytical and critical thinking and in written and spoken communication. These skills are essential to many positions in both the public and private sector: government; local, national and international service organizations; business and industry; and all levels of education. Comparative studies students also develop their understanding of cultural differences as they attend to the intersections of gender, ethnicity, race and class. In an increasingly diverse nation and interconnected world, employers have come to value this important area of expertise.
Graduates have further pursued a wide range of academic fields—including religious studies, cultural studies, English, history and American studies—at some of the best graduate schools in the nation such as at the University of Minnesota, the University of Maryland, the University of Wisconsin, Ohio State, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Chicago and many others.
Many graduates of the program choose to attend professional schools and pursue law, medical, teaching or social work degrees.
Whether moving immediately to a graduate or professional school, finding a rewarding job in the public or private sector, or taking a few years off to travel or to serve in the Peace Corps or other organizations, comparative studies students are well prepared to make their way in the diverse and complicated world they will inherit.
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- Comparative cultural studies
- Comparative ethnic and American studies
- Comparative literature
- Religious studies
- Science and technology studies,
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies Literature View 175 other Masters in Ethnic Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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