Maximize your Duke experience by combining your Master of International Development Policy degree with a concurrent certificate offered by another department or school at Duke.

Concurrent Graduate Certificates

The Department of African & African American Studies offers a graduate certificate in African & African American Studies for students enrolled in doctoral and master's programs at Duke. African & African American Studies (AAAS) has a specific interdisciplinary focus on Diaspora Studies and Gender Studies, and is committed to a new model of Black Studies, one which sees race as inevitably intertwined with other social hierarchies and one which forces attention to continuities and disjunctures of social experience across the Diaspora.

Learn more about the AAAS Graduate Certificate.

Offered by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, this program allows graduate and professional students to focus on cross-disciplinary coursework relating to this region. You will receive updates on EAS-related events on campus and join our community of students and scholars interested in the region. 

Learn more the East Asian Studies Graduate Certificate.

Offered by the Global Health Institute, the Global Health Graduate Certificate provides opportunities for highly motivated graduate and professional students across Duke to engage in the field of global health through a combination of coursework, field-based experience and engagement with peers and faculty.

Learn more the Global Health Graduate Certificate. 

Through this experiential certificate program, aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs and founders from across Duke’s graduate and professional programs can complement their course of study, support their career goals, expand their networks, and work on ideas to make a real impact. This certificate, which is open to all Duke’s graduate and professional students, can be completed in one year at no additional cost; admissions for the program are rolling. Students may also elect to participate in specific courses or programmatic elements without completing the certificate.

Learn more about the I&E Graduate Certificate. 

This certificate, offered by the University of North Carolina’s Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affair, requires 15 credits on topics related to international peace and conflict transformation plus participation in the Duke-UNC Rotary seminars. It is only open to Duke MIDP students. For more information, please contact Susan Carroll, Duke-UNC Rotary Center Managing Director at

When pursuing the graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean studies, you will gain cross-cultural fluency, deepen your knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean, learn to develop moral arguments about issues of social justice in the region, and prepare to become active agents of social change in academics, business, non-governmental organizations and many other careers.

Learn more about the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Certificate.

The Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies faculty, course offerings and library resources available to students at Duke are enhanced by the close collaboration between Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Duke-UNC graduate certificate trains students for interdisciplinary research in Middle East Studies and is designed to complement the disciplinary training in their home departments.

Learn more about the Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Certificate.

Students with a special interest in the Russian and East European legal systems now have the opportunity to receive a Graduate Certificate in Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies: Specialization in Legal Studies. This program, the first of its kind at an American university, permits graduate students interested in issues relating to the legal environment in this region to pursue an interdisciplinary study of the subject.

Students who wish to pursue the Certificate in Legal Studies must satisfy the general requirements for the Certificate in Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies: Specialization in Legal Studies.

The Certificate in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to pursue course work in a range of different disciplines, including foreign languages of the region, linguistics, literature, economics, history, political science, public policy, law, business, women’s studies, etc.. An annual interdisciplinary seminar on Slavic studies brings graduate students together from across the University for a concentrated, interdisciplinary approach to the area. The certificate demonstrates that a student has completed significant cross-disciplinary course work in this area and has attained a mastery of at least one related Slavic language.

Learn more about the Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies Graduate Certificate.

International Development Policy

Current, full-time graduate or professional students at Duke or nearby inter-institutional partners who are not enrolled in the MIDP program can pursue a concurrent graduate certificate in international development policy. Learn more about the IDP graduate certificate.