Certificate in Public Scholarship

Certificate in Public Scholarship

The Certificate in Public Scholarship brings together a crossdisciplinary cohort of UW graduate students and faculty interested in:

  • public scholarship that engages in cultural practice and inquiry
  • campus-community partnerships across all sectors of higher education
  • digital and multimedia publication, exhibitions, performance, and other innovative modes of disseminating scholarship
  • community-engaged research, teaching, and service
  • professional development for careers inside or outside of higher education

The Certificate's unique portfolio- and project-based curriculum enables fellows to integrate their scholarly and social commitments in the context of their intellectual and professional development. An extensive faculty advising network supports project and portfolio development.

Graduate students of good standing in any program at the University of Washington are eligible to apply. Upon admission, students become Simpson Center Public Scholarship Fellows, are assigned a portfolio advisor, and pursue a self-directed 15-credit course of study that includes a practicum project.  


The Certificate in Public Scholarship will not be admitting new fellows to the program for Autumn 2014, but expects to recruit for the following year beginning Spring 2015. The Certificate will remain active in 2014-2015 with programming open to participants across campus and community. To receive messages about these events, and our next cycle of recruitment and admissions, please sign up for the public scholarship listserv. 

Questions? Contact CPS Co-Director Miriam Bartha at mbartha@uw.edu.