Critical and Creative Thinking (Graduate Certificate)
Develop the knowledge, skills, tools, and experience you need to make effective changes in education, work, social movements, science, or the arts.
UMass Boston’s Critical and Creative Thinking Certificate focuses on learning and applying ideas and tools in critical thinking, creative thinking, and reflective practice. It’s designed for professionals from a wide array of industries and endeavors looking for personal and professional development to develop clarity and confidence to become constructive, reflective agents of change in education, work, social movements and activism, science, and creative arts. You’ll experiment and take risks as you apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world situations, reflect on these outcomes and revise accordingly, and build a set of tools, practices, and perspectives that work in your specific professional and personal endeavors. Apply these skills to virtually any field — from education to policy making to the arts.
Application Processing Time in Days: 10
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
At the end of this two-semester program, you’ll be awarded a certificate in Critical and Creative Thinking. The degree will demonstrate your expertise in the field on your résumé, as well as in interviews and workplace evaluations.
- 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- Official transcripts of all previous undergrad and graduate work
- Three letters of recommendation from former teachers familiar with your recent academic work, or from employers familiar with your professional ability
- A statement of interests and intent: The Program’s admissions requirements call for an essay of at least 1200 words in which you explain your intellectual, artistic, professional or personal reasons for wanting to pursue a certificate in Critical and Creative Thinking.
- Your essay should include specific accounts of your past work and current direction.
- You should provide a detailed discussion of your specific interests and priorities as a student; the projects you have completed in the past; the problems and topics you want to focus on in future study; and how and why you believe the CCT program can help you accomplish your goals.
- The CCT Admissions Committee will read your essay as a demonstration of how you write and how you think about issues, as well as determine if your interests and goals match those of the Program.
- Test Scores: GRE scores are optional to apply for our program. International students should check with Graduate Admissions to inform you of your required tests.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Required from students from countries where English is not the primary language
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 01 Year 06 Month
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
Application Fee: 100 USD