An academic credit certificate program that will allow graduate students enrolled in any UBC graduate program to gain a specialization in migration and mobilities studies.

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Migration Studies is open to all graduate students (enrolled in any master’s degree program, research or professional, or doctoral degree program) at UBC, providing students with an opportunity to pursue a migration studies credential alongside their graduate degree program. It is offered by the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) and delivered on the traditional, ancestral, occupied, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

The certificate pursues three distinct objectives: 

  • Provide multi- and interdisciplinary training in migration and mobilities research; 
  • Provide knowledge about pathways to non-academic employment in the migration and immigrant integration sector; 
  • Foster an inclusive, engaged, and interdisciplinary community.

Contact Information

For any inquiries about the Graduate Certificate in Migration Studies, please contact CMS Research Manager, Gabriele Dumpys Woolever, at