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APA Graduate Students

While the APA Studies Program does not (yet) offer a graduate certificate, there are some options for graduate study or graduate credit that focus on APA Studies. We also offer other sources of mentorship and support. Please contact us to learn more.

Asian Pacific American Graduate Alliance (APAGA)

The purpose of the Asian Pacific American Graduate Alliance (APAGA) is to provide representation and advocacy to the APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) graduate student population at Michigan State University. They work to establish a network between faculty, staff, students, and the community. APAGA promotes awareness about historical and contemporary issues in social, cultural, academic, and political areas of the community. APAGA hosts monthly events and creates spaces for APIDA graduate students, staff, and community members to come together for professional development, community building, and support.

If you are a Michigan State University graduate student who would like to get more involved with APAGA, please contact Kate Firestone (firest16@msu.edu) or John Tran (tranjoh1@msu.edu). 

APAGA event2 November 2018

APAGA members and guest speaker Dr. Dukhae Sung at their November 13th, 2018 meeting, a conversation about APIDA graduate student mental health.

APAGA event November 2018

APAGA members and guest speaker Dr. Dukhae Sung at their November 13th, 2018 meeting, a conversation about APIDA graduate student mental health.

APAGA event October 2018

APAGA members and their advisor, Dr. Terese Guinsatao Monberg, at their October 16th, 2018 meeting, talking about the importance of APIDA-run spaces in academia.

APAGA event 2017

APAGA members and some of their APIDA & intellectual elders at their August 11th, 2018 panel on working in academia.

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APAGA's founding members from one of the very first group get togethers, December 11, 2015.