Applications for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies will be considered as they are received, and admissions will be ongoing. To be considered for admission, an applicant must (1) hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body, and with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale); or (2) be enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. If the applicant has earned or attempted a post-baccalaureate degree (i.e., master’s, doctoral, or other), grades in that program will also be taken into consideration.
In addition to the general requirements for graduate certificate requirements, an applicant must provide official transcripts, three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s personal and professional qualifications, and a two-page statement of purpose explaining their educational and work background, interests, and plans, with an emphasis on how this certificate will enhance, complement, or advance the applicant’s professional goals and/or personal education.
Early Entry Program
Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may apply for the Early Entry Program and begin work toward the graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree. See the Undergraduate Catalog for details and requirements. Also see the Degree Requirements and Academic Policies section of the Graduate Catalog for more information about Early Entry Programs.