Cross Cultural Studies
The master's degree program in Cross-Cultural Studies is designed for students interested
in developing knowledge and skills appropriate to working in cross-cultural environments.
The program focuses on understanding cultural dynamics, appreciating cultural diversity,
and negotiating differences between cultures and societies with the goal of bridging
In this program you will have the unique opportunity to create a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary
learning experience focused on understanding diversity:
- Conflict resolution and mediation through courses which provide skills to apply in a number of cross-cultural institutional
environments, such as corporate, religious, legal, educational, grassroots, nonprofit,
or international non-governmental organizations
- Regional and area studies through concentrated courses on Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, which
emphasize global perspectives. Students have participated in Model Arab League at
the regional and national level and have won scholarships to study overseas.
- Interdisciplinarity through courses in Anthropology, History, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, and
Geography which offer different approaches to the study of cultural diversity.
- A Capstone experience that is either practically oriented in an internship or focused on conducting original
research in a thesis or a project. Past internships have included Multicultural Offices
in higher education institutions, health and human rights initiatives, and non-governmental