Graduate Certificates


In addition to pursuing a graduate degree in English, a student may choose to complete a graduate certificate in an affiliated area. Graduate certificates are typically offered by departments, institutes, or programs.  The following shows a list of certificates that maybe of interest to Graduate English students.  Please click on the links for more information.  A complete list of graduate certificates is available through the Graduate School website.


As an interdisciplinary field, American Studies is devoted to studying U.S. culture and its relationship to the world beyond its borders. This certificate provides advanced training in this interdiscipline while helping graduate students to become more capacious in their teaching and research. Working toward this certificate will provide junior scholars a space to think outside of their disciplines and to craft a genuinely multi-modal dissertation project.


The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and Media Studies (DHMS) supplies interested graduate students with crucial training for their careers inside and outside academia. The UConn Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and Media Studies is unique insofar as it is fundamentally interdisciplinary in its approach: it is not solely oriented towards digital humanities methods, research, and practice, but also towards integrating media studies as an interdisciplinary and international field of critical theory and cultural studies.


The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights offers graduate students the opportunity to develop a competency in human rights theory and practice, by taking courses taught by expert faculty from across UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, and School of Social Work. This 12-credit certificate program is comprised of one core course and three elective courses, which allows students to both obtain a foundational proficiency in human rights theory and practice while being able to craft a course of study directly relating to their specific interests and/or needs.


The Feminist Studies Graduate Certificate offers a concentrated feminist perspective and interdisciplinary theoretical approach to a student’s disciplinary research interests as well as a broad understanding of the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Thus, the WGSS Feminist Graduate Certificate can be earned by students enrolled in a Graduate Degree Program, or as a stand-alone certificate for those who have completed their undergraduate degree. 


 The Graduate Certificate in Literary Translation offers graduate students and post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to develop a competence in the translation of various genres of literature, as well as a broad understanding of translation theory. A certificate in Literary Translation at the graduate level can lead to a range of language-focused careers.


The Graduate Certificate in College Instruction (GCCI) is a 9-credit program for individuals interested in deepening their theoretical and practical understanding of college teaching. This certificate program is intended to provide graduate students with a significant credential on their transcripts in the area of instructional understanding and competence. Applications are accepted twice a year: on November 15th for spring entrance and April 1 for fall entrance.