Graduate Certificate

Chicano/Latino Studies - Graduate Certificate

Chicano/Latino Studies - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Social Science
Social Science Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Graduate Study

Chicano/Latino Studies - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies exposes students to methodologies specific to Chicano/Latino Studies, and to debates in the field that reflect larger transformations in United States culture and society. Students interested in research related to Chicanas/o/x and Latinas/o/x in the United States will find this certificate program of interest.


To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies, students must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Be currently enrolled in a Michigan State University graduate degree program other than the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Chicano/Latino Studies.
  3. Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0.
  4. Obtain approval from the student's primary major advisor and the Chicano/Latino Studies Graduate Program Director by submitting a short application form.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies

1. Complete all of the following courses (9 credits):
CLS 810 Historiography and Social Science: Methods in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
CLS 811 Literary and Cultural Theory in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
CLS 896 Seminar in Chicano/Latino Studies 3
2. Complete 3 credits in related content from another department or graduate-level program as approved by the Chicano/Latino director. This requirement may be met by either: (1) a graduate-level course that includes at least 50% Chicano/Latino studies content, or (2) a graduate-level course in which the student completes a research assignment addressing a Chicano/Latino studies topic related to course content.