NEW Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Ethnic Studies

Earn a Certificate in the Ethnic Studies for 12 units and gain specialization in communities of color, inequality, equity, and empowerment for your professional field. Take one core course, two additional courses of your choosing, and enroll in a culminating experience to earn your certificate. Your newly earned specialty may enhance your professional career in education, public health, social work, nursing, business, and law enforcement.

See the SFSU Bulletin at for details.

We are accepting applications for admission for Fall 2017. Please submit one letter of recommendation, official transcripts of previous degree programs, resume/cv, and a two page statement of purpose by 11:59pm March 27, 2017. Applications for admission in Spring 2018 are due by 11:59 pm November 1, 2017. We do not require the GRE or any other standardized exam to be admitted to the certificate program. If you have questions, contact Associate Dean Amy Sueyoshi at Students who are already matriculated into an SFSU graduate program may send their application materials directly to Students who are matriculated into a graduate program within the College of Ethnic Studies do not need to apply for the certificate and can directly file for the certificate degree with Graduate Division once they have completed the coursework. All others should proceed to CSU APPLY to apply.

Click here to start your application process through CSU APPLY. 

Click here for steps to apply for admission to a Graduate Program.