Latin Program Director: Dr. E. Del Chrol

Program Overview:
The Graduate Certificate in Latin consists of 15 hours. The Certificate provides a series of Latin literature courses that covers Roman poets, historians, rhetoricians, and Roman civilization.Program Highlights:

  • Students can advance their study of elementary Latin.
  • The certificate serves as preparation for graduate degrees in Latin and education.
  • Credits can be used toward teacher certification,  the MAT, and the master’s degree in Latin.

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
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 25-2031
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1061


Standard Time to Completion: 2 semesters

Curriculum:  5 courses | 15 credits
Required Courses Credits
CL 536 (Roman Civilization
any four 500 level Latin courses

Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $250

Certificate Application Essentials
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Latin Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants must have appropriate prerequisites for upper-level Latin courses, which generally consist of the completion of elementary Latin courses, or comparable practice and proficiency in Latin ascertained by a department exam.

Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester)