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Graduate Certificates in African Studies

The Graduate Concentration in African Studies (Master's level)

Requirements of Graduate Certificates

This program is designed for students in an MSU masters program or who are special students. Students must complete at least 10 credits from the African Studies Core Curriculum with courses from at least two different academic departments.


The Graduate Certificate in African Studies (Ph.D. level)

Requirements of Graduate Certificates

This program is designed to certify the advanced training in African Studies received by Ph.D. candidates. Requirements include at least 17 credits of upper-division Africa-related course work or African language course work. Courses must be completed in at least three different academic departments and must include at least one graduate seminar. Students also must complete a significant piece of research concerning Africa. Upon completion of the requirements, the student will receive a Certificate from the African Studies Center.

Certificate Adviser: (Interim)
Outreach Coordinator, African Studies Center
427 N Shaw Ln, Room 100, (517) 353-1700
e-mail: metzler@msu.edu