The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington Bothell offers an integrative approach to the study of culture across diverse locations. Designed for a small cohort, Cultural Studies prepares students for careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences.
The MA in Cultural Studies is the first graduate program in the Pacific Northwest, and one of very few programs nationally, to partner the interdisciplinary study of art and culture with a community-based learning network. The program offers students multiple opportunities to develop and document educational experiences and professional skills suited to their individual career goals.
Cultural Studies students develop a portfolio of work featuring research and collaborative projects. The MA in Cultural Studies degree positions graduates for an array of exciting career pathways.
Since 1918, the University of Washington has been a charter member of the regional accrediting agency initially named the Northwest Association of Secondary & Higher Schools and currently named the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The University of Washington's last full-scale accreditation evaluation by the NWCCU was in 2003, at which time the University of Washington received reaffirmation of its accreditation status.