Related Programs

Related Programs in the Study of Religion:

Institutionally, a main resource for all students interested in Religious Studies is the College of Arts and Science’s webpage Graduate Students should consult the University Graduate School website:

Program in the Study of Spirituality:The Mission To explore the nature and qualities of spirituality including its traditional contexts and contemporary applications. To accomplish this mission, the Program in the Study of Spirituality (PSS) will: Encourage the sharing of ideas and knowledge about the practices of spirituality and their relationship to planetary and individual well-being. Promote community participation in multi-faith, multi-spiritual dialogue. Stimulate research in the burgeoning global phenomenon of spirituality. Explore the impact of spirituality across academic disciplines and professions. Offer formal curricula in the study of spirituality at undergraduate and graduate levels. Provide a platform for invited practitioners and scholars of spirituality on campus and in the community.

African and African Diaspora Studies:The Department of History enjoys a close partnership with AADS, and many faculty are housed in both Programs. We offer with AADS a joint MA/PhD for select students. AADS’s mission complements the Department of History in its focus on national and transnational issues within continental Africa, as well as African diaspora histories and cultural studies.

Asian Studies:Students interested in Asian studies should explore this program of Chinese and Japanese studies that supports the Master's and Bachelor's degree as well as a variety of advanced certificates and a minor. Asians Studies also hosts workshops, events, and performances have been an important factor in invigorating academic excellence and fostering opportunities for the interaction of students with leading scholars in Asian Studies from throughout the world.

Jain Studies Program: FIU's Jain Studies Program is the first of its kind in the western hemisphere. Rooted in scholarship on the history, scriptures, doctrines, art, practices and literature of Jainism, the program extends to apply such key Jain concepts of Ahimsa (non-harm), Aparigraha (non-possession) and Anekantavada (non-absolutism) to a range of fields such as Business, Law, Environmental Studies, Economics and Development Studies.

Jewish Studies Initiatives:Jewish Studies Initiatives at Florida International University educates university students and faculty and the general South Florida community about Jewish history, culture, religion, literature, political science, and international relations. Jewish Studies offers academically rigorous, multidisciplinary courses at both the Biscayne Bay and University Park campuses in a wide range of departments.

The Latin American & Caribbean Center:LACC is a federally supported National Resource Center for language and area studies. LACC supports research and training endeavors through its grants and fellowship programs. The Latin American History faculty and graduate students have benefited from a long-standing collaboration ranging from co-sponsorship of seminars and conferences to curricular activities. We also offer a joint MA/PhD Program with LACC. In addition, LACC serves as the meeting ground for many faculty from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, further enhancing the students' academic experiences.

Women’s Studies:The FIU History faculty boasts strength in faculty who specialize in gender and sexuality, and the Department has longstanding connections to the Women’s Studies Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, as well as a certificate in Queer Studies.