Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies

 Appalachian Studies Program Director: Dr. Eric Lassiter
Graduate Humanities Program

Program Overview:
The Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies requires 15 hours of course credit. The Certificate will provide students with a variety of backgrounds with the opportunity for advanced interdisciplinary study related to Appalachia.

Program Highlights:

  • 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

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)