Graduate Certificate in US Studies

Study at USSC

Students who do not want to commit to a full master’s program but want to gain a solid grounding in US Studies can enrol in the Graduate Certificate program.

The degree is jointly offered by the United States Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. By joining the program you will have access to the Centre’s high-calibre networks, which include distinguished scholars, policymakers, and business leaders.

Course structure

After completing core units, the program will allow you to choose from a wide range of electives.

The degree consists of 4 units of study (24 credit points), comprising:

  • one compulsory core unit
  • at least two core units
  • plus one additional unit, either core or elective

Entry requirements

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies requires:

  • a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification or
  • equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.

Upon satisfactory completion of the Graduate Diploma or Certificate, students may matriculate into the master’s program.

International students must also satisfy the following English language requirements for entry: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing and a minimum 6.0 in Listening and Speaking) or IBT 100 (minimum of 24 in Writing and 22 in all other bands).

How to apply

Both domestic and international students must apply through the University of Sydney. For more information, visit the University of Sydney website.

For more information

More information about the program is available on the University of Sydney website.

Postgraduate coordinator

Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor