Vanderbilt University offers certificate programs in several different programs of interest. All degree-seeking students at the Graduate Department of Religion are eligible to apply for certificate programs during the spring semester of their first year of study, or at any point prior to graduation, provided that the required courses have been completed.
To receive a certificate, one must take 15 credit hours of courses in the designated area. The student must submit a Notification of Intent to Enroll in a Graduate Certificate Program form with the appropriate signatures to the Graduate School. Once the course requirements have been satisfied, the student will submit the Graduate Certificate Checklist to the Graduate School. Specific requirements are determined by program; more information is available by following the program links below.
Certificates Offered by Vanderbilt University:
- African American and Diaspora Studies - Interdisciplinary scholarship in African Diaspora studies.
- Graduate Certificate in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality - Explores the complex set of issues dealing with religion, gender and sexuality.
- Jewish Studies - Interdisciplinary scholarship in Jewish studies.
- Latin American Studies - Interdisciplinary scholarship in a Latin American language and in a regional specialization.
- Global Health - Interdisciplinary scholarship in modern-day medical, public health, and nursing practices.
Women's and Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary scholarship in the robust field of gender studies.