Graduate Portfolio Programs

The goal of graduate portfolio programs is to recognize and encourage cross-disciplinary research and scholarly activity. A portfolio program usually consists of four thematically related graduate courses and a research paper, presentation, or practical experience. The portfolio must include courses offered by at least two graduate programs other than the student's major program. Portfolio programs are approved by the Graduate School. Although the certification requirements of each program are independent of the requirements for graduate degrees, courses counted toward the degree may, with appropriate approval, be counted toward certification. Upon completion of both degree and portfolio program requirements, the student's University transcript reflects portfolio certification.

Graduate portfolio programs are available in the following areas:

Graduate Portfolio Programs
African and African Diaspora StudiesAging and Health
Applied Statistical ModelingArts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship
Asian American StudiesCommunication, Information, and Cultural Policy
Cultural StudiesDisability Studies
Dispute ResolutionEnergy Studies
Imaging ScienceIntegrated Watershed Studies
Interdisciplinary European StudiesMexican American Studies
Molecular BiophysicsMuseum Studies
NanomanufacturingNanoscience and Nanotechnology
Native American and Indigenous StudiesNonprofit Studies
RoboticsRomance Linguistics
Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REES)Scientific Computation
Security StudiesStudy of Religion
SustainabilityWomen's and Gender Studies

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