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The Graduate School offers several certificates that can be pursued while obtaining your Ph.D. There are two distinct types of certificates: academic program certificates and certificates in training.
Academic Program Certificates
Academic program certificates help students develop an expertise that complements and enhances their Ph.D. program. The requirements vary but usually include a set of required courses that will indicate a secondary competency in another area or allied area of study, participation in a colloquium, and sometimes include research and teaching expectations. If you are interested in obtaining an academic certificate, you should contact the program director or DGS in the relevant program.
- Environmental Humanities
- Film and Media Studies
- Leadership and Research Management for Physician-Scientists
- MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
- African Studies
- European Studies
- Latin American and Iberian Studies
- Modern Middle East Studies
- Physical and Engineering Biology (PEB)
- Public Humanities
- Translation Studies (starting July 1, 2021)
- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
You must apply separately to enroll in the certificate.
Certificates in Training
Certificates in training give students skills that dovetail with their research interests. Both the Center for Language Study and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offer certificates in training.