Graduate Academic Credentials

Explore academic credential options for graduate students.

Courses
  • A total of six African Studies courses (18 credits) is required.
  • Any Graduate Class can count towards the African Certificate if there is at least 25% African content.
Language Requirements
  • Two years of college-level instruction of an indigenous African language (Arabic, Swahili, Yoruba) or relevant European language
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • E-portfolio
International Advisor
Courses
  • At least six courses or seminars:  six credits from core EU courses; nine credits outside major (18 credits)
  • Participation in EU-related co-curricular activity required
Language Requirements
  • Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in an official EU language
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • Interdisciplinary research paper
International Advisor
Courses
  • Four courses in global concentration
  • Two upper-level courses in regional concentration (18 credits)
Language Requirements
  • Intermediate low/mid proficiency in less commonly taught language or intermediate high-level proficiency in commonly taught language
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • Trans-regional analysis of a global concentration written as part of a course
International Advisor
Courses
  • A minimum of five upper-level courses or graduate seminars focused on Asia, in at least two departments. Four of these courses may overlap with the student’s primary academic program. The five courses must include one seminar outside the student’s major department.
Language Requirements
  • A student must demonstrate proficiency in reading and speaking one approved Asian language related to one of the student’s countries or regions of interest. Proficiency means at least three years of college-level study or the equivalent; it may be established by completing language courses or by passing a special examination.
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • Students must submit a research-based paper, project, or presentation from a course, research project, or conference. The submitted capstone work must include evidence of interdisciplinary research.
International Advisor
Courses
  • Six REEES-related courses (18 credits)
    • At least four of these courses must be from two or more non-major departments
Language Requirements
  • Two years of college-level instruction or equivalent proficiency in a language of the former Soviet Union or Central and Eastern Europe, including modern Greek, Turkish, and Persian
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • A Digital Portfolio describing the student's intellectual biography and professional ambitions
International Advisor

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Trevor Erlacher
412-648-7403
4215 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Courses
  • A minimum of five upper-level courses or graduate seminars defined by the student’s thematic interest. Students will work the Asian Studies Center advisor to define a theme and approve courses for their program of study.
Language Requirements
  • A student has three options for the completion of the language proficiency. Students may show language proficiency equivalent to one year of a college language in three languages all related to the certificate thematic interest, with at least one language being an Asian language (e.g. Indonesian, Dutch, French). Students may show the equivalent of two years of language proficiency in one language, and one year in another with one of the languages being an Asian language (e.g. Chinese, Spanish). Students may show three years language proficiency in one Asian language (e.g. Korean).
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • Students must submit a research-based paper, project, or presentation from a course, research project, or conference. The submitted capstone work must include evidence of interdisciplinary research on the student’s defined theme.
International Advisor
Courses
  • Six REES-related courses (18 credits)
    • At least four of these courses must be from two or more non-major departments
Language Requirements
  • Two years of college-level instruction or equivalent proficiency in a language of the former Soviet Union or Central and Eastern Europe, including modern Greek, Turkish, and Persian
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • A Digital Portfolio describing the student's intellectual biography and professional ambitions
International Advisor

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Trevor Erlacher
412-648-7403
4215 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Courses
  • Three courses in major dept.
  • Three courses in at least two other depts. (18 credits)
Language Requirements
  • Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in Spanish, Portuguese or an Amerindian language
Research or Capstone Requirement
  • Interdisciplinary research paper
International Advisor
Courses
  • Two courses in major dept.
  • Four courses in at least two other depts. (18 credits)
Language Requirements

Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in Spanish, Portuguese or an Amerindian language

Research or Capstone Requirement

Interdisciplinary research paper

International Advisor