Requirements - Graduate Certificate

The program requires 15 credits hours (5 courses)
from at least 2 academic disciplines (different course prefixes)


This certificate program is open to degree seeking students only. The program is ideal for students interested in a broader, multidisciplinary area studies perspective. At 15 credits (5 courses) this program provides both an overview of European history, culture, societies and politics and more nation-specific knowledge and training, as per the interests and goals of our students.

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution for higher education (or equivalent);

GPA: 3.0 or higher average required for the last two years of undergraduate course of study.

GRE: Not required

TOEFL: Required for all foreign graduates (550 paper-based, 80 internet-based or 6.5 on IELTS exam)

Prescribed Courses and Other Requirements:

  • Students must take five European-content classes in at least two academic disciplines (different course prefixes). Available courses will be listed on our website each semester.
  • All students must earn a grade of “B” or better in each course. The below courses represent a partial list. Courses not included on the lists of approved courses each semester may count toward meeting the requirement of the certificate only with the permission of the certificate director. Since Graduate courses are offered in such variety, be sure to check.

Sample courses in European Studies:

Social Sciences

  • CPO 6105 Politics of the European Union (3 credits)
  • CPO 6106 Seminar on European Politics(3 credits)
  • CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 credits)
  • ECO 7617 Seminar in Economic History (3 credits)
  • INR 5507 International Organizations (3 credits)
  • INR 6010 Global Governance (3 credits)


  • ENL 5220 Major British Literary Figures (3 credits)
  • EUH 5935 Women & Gender in Europe (3 credits)
  • EUH 5935 Russian Revolution (3 credits)
  • EUH 5905 European Historical Film (3 credits)
  • EUH 5905 Early Modern Court (3 credits)
  • EUH 6932 History Memory & Reconciliation in Europe (3 credits)
  • FRW 5934 Special Topics in French Literature (3 credits)
  • FRW 5938 Graduate Seminar on French Literature (3 credits)
  • REL 5515 History of Early Christianity (3 credits)
  • REL 5619 Holocaust Representations: Religion and Remembrance (3 credits)