Graduate Programs

Graduate Academic Programs

If you have an interest in international learning, research, or language study, read on to learn more about the International Institute’s graduate academic programs.

Master of Arts Degrees
Designed to provide interdisciplinary area and language training on a specific region. Several programs include a significant research component.

24 - 36 credit hours of coursework on the region and area language proficiency. Available in:

Graduate Certificate Programs
Designed for students to acquire context-based expertise on a specific region.

15 hours of coursework on the region as well as language competency and participation in seminars. Available in:

Graduate-Level Dual Degree Programs
Provide unique opportunities for professional school students to gain substantive knowledge of the culture, history, and politics of specific world regions while developing the technical skills required by their profession. Students at the International Institute can pursue formal, established dual degrees or initiate a dual degree with another U-M program. Dual or joint degree partners:

Graduate Seminars & Workshops
The Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations takes advanced students overseas to conduct field-based research and brings them back home for an interdisciplinary dialogue with their younger peers – who in turn work abroad the following year.

The Graduate Workshop on European Studies is an interdisciplinary not-for-credit workshop for advanced students working on issues of contemporary Europe and the European Union.

The Graduate Workshop on Emerging Democracies utilizes an interdisciplinary and inter-regional approach to explore the topic of emerging democracies. The workshop provides a forum for students to share their research findings and to raise questions relevant to the development and growth of these new democracies. 

Consultation and advice for graduate students interested in studying a specific world region or global theme are available through each center. Centers that do not directly offer graduate degree programs support opportunities available in partnering units. Contact the center for more information.