Certificate Ph.D. Requirements

  • Complete the Program Application and Ph.D. Graduate Certificate Application
  • Required Courses*:
    • AAAS 699S—Pro seminar
    • 3 additional graduate-level courses (500-level or above), 2 of which must be taught by AAAS faculty. The third course should be cross-listed with AAAS and approved by the DGS.
  • Select either Option A, B or C:
    • Option A:  A teaching assistantship or instructorship in an AAAS-related undergraduate course. Assistantships must be supervised by an AAAS core or secondary faculty member. Instructorships must be sponsored by an AAAS primary or secondary faculty member.
    • Option B:  A fifth graduate course approved by the DGS.
    • Option C:  Submission of course proposal with syllabus for an AAAS graduate course.  All three options must be approved by the DGS.
  • Your Dissertation:
    • A dissertation in an AAAS area with core or secondary faculty represented on the dissertation committee.

* A maximum of 2 courses may originate in other departments.  They must be approved by the DGS as meeting the requirements for the Masters or Ph.D. certificate.