GraduateGraduate Certificates

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 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.

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.

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.