Much exciting work at UCLA happens in interdisciplinary spaces, through specialized centers and programs. Several of these offer interdisciplinary programs that can enhance your research and offer additional credentials.
Please visit the certificate websites for more information about requirements and application deadlines.
Gender Studies Concentration
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 Initiative
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 students’ primary degree program.
Experimental Critical Theory Program
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. The Program also sponsors the annual ECT Colloquium, which meets twice a quarter, and various lectures and conferences.
Program in Digital Humanities
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities prepares students to work in a new environment of scholarly research by providing them with knowledge about the tools, methods, and theoretical issues central to the emerging field of digital humanities. These include text analysis, data mining, visualization, modeling and simulation, geo-spatial and mapping, multimedia storytelling, information design, network analysis, and interface design.
American Indian Studies Certificate
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 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.
Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies
This interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies is administered by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. The program offers opportunities to explore the increasingly transnational and interdisciplinary nature of early modern studies. Students who are accepted into the program will complement their training in traditional disciplines with specially designated comparative courses.
Graduate Certificate in Global Medieval Studies
The Graduate Certificate in Medieval Studies is administered by the UCLA CMRS/Center for Early Global Studies and housed in the Department of Comparative Literature. The Graduate Certificate program in Global Medieval Studies applies a new “global” research model. It takes up the challenge of regional world systems, that is, of the plurality of early worlds. It provides transdisciplinary training based on exchange of methodologies and epistemologies, rather than in the narrative of spatial and/or temporal connectivities.