The MCPH certificate requires 9 credit hours, distributed as follows:
Two Required Courses (6 credits):
- ART/HUM/RLCL 5204: Research Methods in Material Culture and Public Humanities
- HUM/RLCL 5304: Material Culture and Humanities in the Public Sphere
One elective chosen from the following courses (3 credits):
- ART 5584: Topics in Material Culture
- HUM/RLCL 5584: Topics in Public Humanities
- ITDS 5124: Preservation of Historic Interiors
- HIST 5424: Public History
Graduate standing at Virginia Tech (including those accepted by the Graduate School as Commonwealth Scholars) and an essay demonstrating interest in or experience related to a certificate in Material Culture and Public Humanities.
Students seeking admission to the certificate program should contact the Graduate Director or a member of the Steering Committee for the MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities.