Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Folklore Studies

George Mason University

1431 USD/credit 25758 USD/full
1431 USD/credit 25758 USD/full
543 USD/credit 9774 USD/full
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The Folklore Studies certificate at  George Mason University enables students to explore the processes of tradition that move through multiple expressive forms, such as folktales, folk beliefs, folk medicine, folk art, folksong, and literature.

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About the course

 A discipline based on ethnographic fieldwork, folklore studies offers students a chance to work in communities and collect living traditional materials that are critical to human identity and values. Interdisciplinary by nature, folklore thrives on local particularities as well as compelling global connections.

This Folklore Studies certificate at  George Mason University   prepares students for careers in cultural agencies, governmental organizations, and teaching institutions, and advanced study in folklore and in the humanities.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •     Folklore and Ethnographic Research Methods   
  •   Folklore Theory and History

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


18 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the graduate certificate in folklore studies who are already accepted or enrolled in a degree program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences must submit

  • a Graduate Secondary Certificate Program Application.

Applicants must submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word writing sample of literary analysis

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • National

    25758 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • In-State

    9774 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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