Graduate Certificate in African Studies

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.


View the 2014 Winter Quarter classes (pdf) relating to African Studies that may be counted toward the graduate certificate in African Studies.