Graduate Certificate 
in Southeast Asian Studies

CSEAS offers a certificate program for graduate students completing master’s or doctoral programs at NIU as well as for individuals for whom knowledge of the region would further their professional development (teachers, community college instructors, mid-career managers, business professionals, government employees, and non-governmental/non-profit agency staff). You must be in good academic standing in any NIU graduate program or in the graduate-level classification of student-at-large.

The certificate requires proficiency in a Southeast Asian language (equivalent to one year of language courses [10 hours]). Students may test out of the language requirement; native speakers from Southeast Asia may have the language requirement waived. In addition to the language, the certificate requires a series of four courses offered, on-campus or online, by the center's affiliated academic units including one core course, SEAS 625: Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (3 credits), and three elective courses selected from the three categories listed on this worksheet.


If interested in pursuing this certificate, please contact your department advisor and CSEAS Assistant Director Eric Jones at

Courses and degree requirements