The Graduate School offers a number certificate programs through which you can gain secondary competency in a related field while pursuing your PhD. There are two types of certificates: academic program certificates and certificates in training.

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Academic Program Certificates

Academic program certificates allow you to develop an area of expertise that will complement and enhance your PhD program. Certificate requirements vary by program but typically include required courses that will indicate secondary competency in another area of study, participation in a colloquium, and sometimes research and teaching expectations. If you are interested in obtaining an academic certificate, you should contact the program director or DGS of the relevant program (see below). You must apply separately to enroll in a certificate program.

Current certificates:

Certificates in Training

Certificates in training provide you with professional skills that will dovetail with your research interests. The Center for Language Study and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offer certificates in training: