Oct 02, 2022
The graduate certificate in Social Justice Studies (SJS) targets full- or part-time graduate students who seek professional preparation commensurate with the relevant Transformative Standards for Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education codified by Andrzejewski, Baltodano, & Symcox in 2009.
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Plan Admission Requirements
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
Qualified students must apply for admission to the Graduate College via the online application.
Applicants must complete and submit a résumé / vita.
Applicants must complete and submit a 250-750 word personal statement detailing their interest in the SJS certificate.
All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.
Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.
Total Credits Required: 18
Required Courses – Credits: 3
Additional Required Courses – Credits: 6
Choose One (1) 600 level or above WMST, AAS, AIS, AUS, LAS, IDS course focused on social justice (i.e., race and ethnic relations, social stratification, social movements/social change, political sociology, gender and sexual politics, etc.).
Choose One (1) 600 level or above Sociology course focused on social justice (i.e., race and ethnic relations, social stratification, social movements/social change, political sociology, etc.).
The Sociology and IGES courses selected to fulfill these additional required course credits cannot be applied to also fulfill the elective course credits delineated below.
Elective Courses – Credits: 9
Choose from the following list of courses (no more than 6 credits in the same content area):
Students must earn a B or better in all courses.
Plan Certificate Completion Requirements
Certificates will be awarded upon the student’s successful completion of all certificate requirements and graduation application.
Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.