Graduate – Prospective – Graduate Certificates
UCLA offers a wide range of graduate certificate programs in areas that intersect with our students’ research interests. Up to three graduate courses (200 series) taken outside the department in fulfillment of certificate requirements can, by petition, be counted toward the coursework requirement for the Ph.D. in English, as well. Here are some of the programs that may be of interest:
Graduate Concentration in American Indian Studies
The UCLA Interdepartmental Program of American Indian Studies offers a Concentration Certificate in American Indian Studies to allow graduate students enrolled in UCLA departments, programs and professional schools to acquire expertise and a credential in American Indian Studies.
Graduate Concentration in Asian American Studies
The UCLA Department of Asian American Studies offers a Graduate Concentration in Asian American Studies to allow graduate students enrolled in UCLA departments, programs, and professional schools to acquire expertise and a credential in Asian American Studies. In conjunction with another graduate program, students take four courses, which includes an individual studies course in which students must complete an Asian American Studies-related major research paper.
Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
The graduate certificate in Digital Humanities prepares students to work in the new environment of scholarly research by providing them with knowledge about the tools, methods, and theoretical issues central to the emerging field. The certificate emphasizes principles and concepts that will transfer across software programs and platforms, with the conviction that digital technologies will continue to emerge, but that certain intellectual, technical, and research design principles will remain central to this rapidly changing field.
Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies
This interdisciplinary certificate is administered by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. (Note that students must be formally admitted to the certificate program before starting coursework taken to fulfill certificate requirements.)
Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory
The UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory is meant to galvanize, coordinate, and expand research and teaching in critical theory across departments and disciplines at UCLA. Founded in 2008 by Kenneth Reinhard, Professor Emeritus of both the Departments of Comparative Literature and English, the Program offers the Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory, which is open to graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. or MFA program in any participating department at UCLA.
UCLA Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program
The program will prepare students from diverse disciplines to address complex topics in food cultures and histories, nutrition and public health, food policy and food justice, and urban planning and the environment.
Concentration Certificate in Gender Studies
The UCLA Department of Gender Studies offers a Concentration Certificate in Gender Studies to allow graduate students enrolled in UCLA departments, programs and professional schools to acquire expertise and a credential in Gender Studies.
Urban Humanities Institute Graduate Certificate Program
The Urban Humanities offers an innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum that bridges design, urban studies, and the humanities, leading to a Graduate Certificate in Urban Humanities to complement your primary degree program.
Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy
The Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy addresses the need of UCLA graduate students for more specialized training in undergraduate teaching and professional development. The certificate provides opportunities for graduate students in all fields of study to enhance their teaching abilities, their theoretical knowledge of language and composition pedagogies, and their job market potential.