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Certificate in Iranian Studies

Cameron Ramos

The Iranian Studies Certificate is available to all Stanford undergraduate and graduate students from any major.


  1. 25 units of Iran-related courses. 15 units must be from the list of core courses. The remaining 10 units can be chosen from the list of approved elective courses.

  2. Two quarters of exposure to the Persian language, or proven proficiency in the language.

  3. A minimum 25-page research paper, with a focus on Iran. This paper may be an extension of a previous paper written for an Iranian Studies course.

Students may double-count courses applied toward their major or additional studies.

How to declare:

Contact Iranian Studies program manager, Roma Parhad, to enroll in the certificate program. 

Certificate Study Plan

List of core and elective courses