At the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students pursue study of Africa in a discipline. In the course of their work toward a degree in a discipline, they may earn a Ph.D. minor or a graduate certificate in African Studies.
The Ph.D. minor in African Studies is for students completing a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who wish to focus their study on Africa. It requires four courses or seminars in two departments outside the student’s major department. The African Studies minor is completed under “Minor Option A” of the Graduate School regulations.
The graduate certificate in African Studies is awarded to students at the graduate level at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to certify advanced training in African Studies. It is awarded by the African Studies Program and the Graduate School.
Certificates will be awarded only upon completion of a UW-Madison graduate degree.