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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights (DDHR) is intended for currently admitted degree seeking graduate students wishing to develop specialized knowledge and research skills in the anthropological study of natural and unnatural disasters and humanitarian crises, forced migration, and human rights investigations, policies, practices, and norms. More information is available on the DDHR website. Home department: Anthropology .

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Graduate students in other departments and Colleges are eligible for the certificate by application to, and approval by, the Anthropology faculty.
    • Departmental prerequisites may be waived for accepted graduate students in other departments and Colleges.

Academic Standards

  • A minimum 3.00 graduate GPA must be earned in all certificate courses.
  • The certificate reflects specialized academic training only and does not authorize holders as practitioners in any field.
  • The certificate will be issued upon university graduation following approval of the Graduate School.

Credit Hours Required

18 graduate credit hours

Additional Course Requirements

Choose three courses, total of 9 graduate credit hours

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.