In addition to individual courses, another means of interdisciplinary study for Ph.D. students is the addition of a graduate certificate. The graduate certificate programs administered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences require 15 credit units, of which at least 9 units are usually in addition to the unit requirements for the Ph.D. degree.
Tuition Remission is usually available for the additional semester hours required to complete a certificate program; however, earning a certificate does not increase a student's expected time to degree or amount of stipend support. Tuition remission will be awarded for only one graduate certificate.
Certificate programs listed below are open to doctoral students currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.