M.A. in International Studies

Graduate Certificate Programs

JSIS graduate students can enhance their studies through various certificate programs offered through the University of Washington. A full list of certificate options is listed on the UW Graduate School site. The certificate programs are open only to graduate students. Some of the courses required for these certificates will satisfy JSIS program requirements as well. If you are looking for something that is not on the list, please visit the department that houses your preferred subject for information.

The following list is a sampling of what the Jackson School offers.

QUAL Concentration: The QUAL Concentration offers students a foundation in qualitative multi-methods research allowing them to deepen their research in their chosen social science or professional field. Students who choose to add the QUAL Concentration to their degree will gain specific skill sets that will benefit them at university and in their future career. The QUAL Concentration is available to graduate and professional students.

Korea Certificate: The purpose of the Certificate in Korea Studies is to provide a vehicle through which UW graduate students, visiting graduate students, and recent Ph.D.s can acquire a firm foundation in Korea Studies, and be able to document their acquisition of this foundation. The program provides systematic instruction in Korean history, Korean culture and institutions, and Korean political organization and foreign relations.

REECAS Certificate: The Russian, East European, Central Asian Studies Certificate is designed for graduate students to acquire in-depth knowledge of REECAS regions and to develop interdisciplinary analytical and academic skills by taking sixteen student-credit hours at the 500 level or above.

South Asian Studies Certificate: The South Asian Studies Certificate provides a thorough grounding in South Asian history and key economic, social, and political issues affecting contemporary South Asia. Students complete ten credits of required coursework, one elective course on South Asia, and a one-credit capstone course.

Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy Certificate: The Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy Certificate creates a context to understand how people with different beliefs understand themselves. Students must complete ten credits of required coursework, seven credits of regional coursework, and a two-credit capstone project. The CCRL certificate is currently not offered, but we hope to offer it again the future.