Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (MREP) seeks to offer interested students, especially UConn undergraduates seeking a 4+1 or 3+1 B.A./M.A. and working public sector professionals seeking an independent M.A., opportunities to learn how critically to explore the relationships among race, ethnicity, and politics in ways that can inform their work and practice.

The MREP Plan of Study requires a minimum of 30 credits, including POLS 5600, 5605, 5610; POLS/ANTH/LLAS 5800, the two-semester POLS 5620 Master’s Project course, and four elective three-credit 5000/6000-level courses with significant REP content. At least two, but no more than three, of the REP electives must be taken in POLS. At least one of the four elective courses must have a U.S. focus while at least one must be global in scope.

Students are required to maintain an overall GPA of “B” or higher.

In each year that they are enrolled, all students in the MREP must participate in one reading group session in which all core POLS faculty, REP Graduate Certificate and enrolled M.A. students read and discuss one non-course book of relevance to REP.

MREP students must also participate in one UConn-based graduate student conference, sharing research undertaken in their Master’s Project I and II courses. M.A. students can elect to undertake a traditional research paper in Master’s Project I and II or projects related to their larger career goals and trajectory.

The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.