Prepare for an international career

Regional & Global Studies Certificates

Prepare for an international career with one of nine graduate certificate programs at Pitt’s University Center for International Studies. Here you’ll combine foreign language training, multidisciplinary courses, and community outreach for a deeper understanding of specific regions across the globe.   

Most earn a certificate with their master degree within two years. Each certificate program has unique application and credit requirements.  

African Studies

Expand your knowledge of Africa to foster a greater understanding of the diverse continent. 

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Asian Studies

Gain a deeper perspective of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. This center has been designated a National Resource Center by the US Department of Education and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence by the European Commission.  

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Global Studies

Learn to think critically and engage with the world by studying globalization through the lens of changing identities; communication, technology, and society; conflict and conflict resolution; global economy and global governance; global health; and sustainable development.

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Latin American Studies

Learn and research to gain a deeper understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Western Europe

Expand your understanding of Western Europe by studying from a historical, economic, political, sociological, legal and public policy perspective.  This center has been designated a National Resource Center by the US Department of Education.

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Russian and Eastern European Studies

Focus on the culture, politics, and economics of Russia, the former USSR, or Eastern Europe. This center has been designated a National Resource Center by the US Department of Education.

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European Union Studies

Expand your knowledge of the European Union by studying from a historical, economic, political, sociological, legal and public policy perspective. The center has been designated a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, promoting the study and knowledge of the European Union, including its institutions and policies

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