Comparative and Historical Social Science

Degree Type: Certificate

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, the Certificate Program in Comparative-Historical Social Science (CHSS) supports training for graduate students interested in comparative and historical research.

Students in the program complete their PhD in either political science or sociology; they also receive a certificate from the University for expertise in the interdisciplinary area of CHSS.

The program provides students with:

  • a common coursework structure integrated with their departmental curricula;
  • resources for student research, including travel abroad;
  • interdisciplinary venues at which to present work in progress and receive feedback;
  • and opportunities for collaborative research.

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