To declare a master’s certificate, begin by meeting with an African Studies Program advisor. To make an appointment, schedule a meeting with Aleia McCord at https://aleia.youcanbook.me/
Eligible students will submit the application form for the graduate certificate in African Studies and obtain the approval and signature of major professor. After completing the requirements for the graduate certificate in African Studies, the African Studies Program director or designate will inform your major department that you have earned the Certificate.
- Include no more than three credits of directed reading and research or independent reading (699, 999). No thesis/dissertation credits (990) may be included.
- Only one course in a single language may count toward the certificate, but two languages courses count if they are in different African languages.
- NOTE: All African Languages and Literature courses may count toward the graduate certificate within the limits set by the distribution requirements described above.
What grade point average is required for successful completion of the master’s certificate?
A 3.0 Grade Point Average is required for all courses submitted for the minor.
Can I use credits from previous universities towards a master’s certificate?
Courses from other universities which were taken for graduate credit may count toward the minor with approval of the African Studies Program. Normally, only two of the required four courses or seminars may come from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Exceptions may be proposed by petition.
Can I use credits taken as an undergraduate towards a master’s certificate?
Courses taken while the candidate was an undergraduate student are not eligible for credit toward the Ph.D. minor, including courses with graduate level numbers.