The Certificate requires 15 credit hours, i.e. five courses, of graduate course work. These 15 credit hours include two required courses (both of which cannot be taken pass/fail):
1. History 630, the introductory seminar in historical methodology.
2. A research seminar in Greek or Roman history requiring a research paper (700-level in History, 800-level in Classical Studies).
The remaining courses consist of electives related to the purposes of the Certificate. The graduate adviser will assist students in designing their curricula. These elective courses must include:
3. Another graduate course in Greek or Roman history (Greek history if the research seminar was in Roman history, or vice versa)
4. A graduate course in an ancillary discipline (such as archaeology, literary criticism, epigraphy, papyrology, Roman law, numismatics), or in comparative history other than Greek and Roman history. Students must take this course from a degree program other than their own. For instance, students from the Program in Classical Art and Archaeology may not offer classical archaeology as an ancillary discipline, and students from the Department of Near Eastern Studies may not offer Near Eastern history as their other history.
5. Another graduate course in history, probably Greek or Roman history, but perhaps in a related field such as ancient Near Eastern history or Byzantine history.
Students are expected to have adequate competence to meet the language requirements of the courses required for the Certificate. There is no formal language requirement, since students are expected to satisfy the language requirements of their home programs.