Graduate Certificate

Graduate students with Africanist research interests make significant contributions to the scholarly community at PAS.

As a non-admitting research center, PAS does not grant academic degrees. It does award graduate certificates in African studies to those who fulfill interdisciplinary course requirements.

Certificate requirements:

  • In addition to fulfilling the graduate degree requirements of another specific department in a PhD program, six courses with African content designed for graduate-level study must be completed.
  • At least two of the six courses must be taken in departments other than that of the student's primary academic program.
  • Students must also demonstrate linguistic competence in an African language.

For more information, visit The Graduate School web site.