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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies Graduate Certificate

Shayla Nunnally, Department of Political Science, Certificate Coordinator

The multi-disciplinary graduate certificate in Africana Studies is intended for currently admitted graduate students wishing to develop knowledge and skills necessary to teach survey and upper-division courses in topics related to Africa and the African Diaspora.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Prospective candidates for the certificate must apply directly online through the Office of Graduate Admissions and must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Candidates may take up to 6 credit hours of certificate classes before making formal application to the program.

Academic Standards

  • Once admitted to the certificate, they must maintain a graduate GPA of at least 3.00

Credit Hours Required

A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours is required

Required Courses

  • Candidates must complete 18 graduate credit hours of coursework, selected in consultation with a program advisor, who must approve all courses for individual students prior to the courses being taken (with the exception of the 6 credit hours which may be accepted from candidates upon admission).
    • Courses must be taken for graduate credit and chosen from at least two different departments.
  • Students may choose from the following courses:

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.