College of Arts & Sciences

Social Theory (Graduate Certificate)

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This certificate offers students systematic multidisciplinary training in social theory. It augments, and is pursued concurrently with, the regular M.A. and Ph.D. Degree programs of participating departments. In total, the certificate requires ten hours of course work, can be pursued in tandem with regular degree programs, and is open to all graduate students at the University of Kentucky. 

Graduate Students participating in Committee activities have the opportunity to earn a Graduate Certificate in Social Theory. This Certificate offers students systematic multidisciplinary training in social theory. It augments, and is pursued concurrently with, the regular M.A and Ph.D. degree programs of participating departments. To receive the Certificate, a student must take four courses:

  1. ST 500, Introduction to Social Theory, providing students with a broad survey of social theoretical issues spanning the humanities and social sciences,
  2. ST 600, Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Social Theory, a topical, team-taught seminar conjoined with a public lecture series,
  3. ST 610, disClosure Editorial Collective, offering professional editorial and research experience, and
  4. Either ST 690, a topical seminar jointly taught by faculty members from the humanities and social sciences, or an elective theory course from outside the student's home discipline selected from Committee members' offerings.

In total, the Certificate requires ten hours of course work, can be pursued in tandem with regular degree programs, and is open to all graduate students at the University of Kentucky. Undergraduates can take the courses ** with permission of the instructor ** but can only receive an official certificate for their transcript if they take all the courses while enrolled as a graduate student.

In order to recieve the Social Theory Certificate each student must apply online through the apply yourself system. You can access this application through the grduate school's webpage, and clicking "Apply Online" . All student's must create a new account for applyyourself in order to complete an application. 

Once you have completed all the work for the Certificate, you must fill out a Grad Certificate Complete Form and submit it to Eva Hicks. 

Grad Certificate Completion Form

It is best if you complete the forms electronically, and then email them to Eva Hicks (Social Theory Admin - 1619 POT) at eva.hicks@uky.edu.