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Department of Anthropology

Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Program in Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management

This certificate is oriented toward professional practices and is especially popular with history students who are looking for ways to be more competitive on the national job market for preservation-related employment.

You can apply through The Graduate School at USC. The program has a rolling deadline. Interested parties may apply at any time.

You can also view the complete course of study on the academic bulletin.

The program is geared primarily toward MA students in the Public History program, and Ph.D. students in the Department of History, however interested members of the community who are not involved in degree programs, such as CRM employees, or people currently working with museums, may also consider this program.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Management

At the center of the certificate of graduate study in Museum Management is the University's McKissick Museum. Established in 1976, the Museum serves as a repository to many valuable campus collections. The certificate program, founded in 1982, utilizes McKissick's holdings and facilities in teaching best practices. Our students receive specialized museum training to complement their firm grounding in their academic subject areas. McKissick adheres to the professional standards established by the American Alliance of Museums, while also providing a source of knowledgeable, trained personnel for the many rapidly growing regional institutions.

You can apply through The Graduate School at USC. The program has a rolling deadline. Interested parties may apply at any time.

You can also view the complete course of study on the academic bulletin.

Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

University of South Carolina's graduate program in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) is dedicated to promoting knowledge about women, gender, sexuality, and diversity. As part of the oldest and largest interdisciplinary program at USC, our graduate program benefits from deeply established ties to scholarly and activist communities across the campus, the city, the region, and the nation.

Drawing from our multi-disciplinary curriculum and faculty (representing more than 50 departments and 11 schools and colleges), the WGST Graduate Certificate complements diverse areas of study and professional development. The Certificate can be completed in conjunction with a master’s or doctoral degree program in another discipline. It is also available as a stand-alone postbaccalaureate program for full-time students and for working professionals. This valuable credential is widely recognized by hiring committees in academic and non-academic professions.

Apply on the graduate school website as either a new graduate student or a current graduate student. You'll also need to send a letter of intent to Daniel Jenkins explaining why the certificate interests you, what you hope to gain from it, what you hope to contribute to it, and how it relates to your future plans. 

Dr. J. Daniel Jenkins
WGST Graduate Director
Jones PSC
Suite 109
712 Main Street
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

WGST Teaching and Research Assistantships are available every semester to students enrolled in the WGST Graduate Certificate Degree program. These provide financial support and valuable professional experience.

Every semester, WGST presents research fellowships, travel grants, and awards to students enrolled in our Graduate Certificate program and courses. Recently funded projects include fieldwork in Ghana focusing on cervical cancer awareness, an examination of women's voting patterns, a short story collection about gender and sexuality in South Korea, a study of prenatal health care disparities in South Carolina, and a theoretical investigation of hip hop feminism..

You can find the complete course of study in the academic bulletin.



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