Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies
|Program Director: Dr. Eric Lassiter
Graduate Humanities Program
The Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies requires 18 hours of course credit. The Certificate will provide students with a variety of backgrounds with the opportunity for advanced interdisciplinary study related to Appalachia.
- The curriculum is flexible enough to allow students to focus on an area of interest.
- Students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research and field investigations.
- Students have the opportunity to use primary documents and local resources.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:
Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
|Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders||Standard Occupation Code|
|History Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1125|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1062|
Standard Time to Completion: 2-3 semesters.
Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $500
Admission Requirements: An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5.
|Curriculum: 6 courses /18 credits|
|CULS 611 Appalachian Studies: Themes and Voices||3|
|CULS 612 Time and Place in Appalachia||3|
|HUMN 680 Independent Research Symposium||3|
|Choose Electives (3 courseses-9 hrs.)||9|
How to apply:
- Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Appalachian Studies Certificate on the application form.
- Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
- Students enrolled in any advanced degree program at Marshall University who wish to earn the certificate simultaneously can apply easily by submitting a Secondary Program Request form:
Deadline for Application:
December 1 (Spring semester);
August 1 (Fall Semester);
May 1 (Summer)