The Certificate requires 12 credit hours, i.e. four courses, of graduate course work. These 12 credit hours include three required courses (none of which can 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).
3. Another graduate course in Greek or Roman history (Greek history if the research seminar was in Roman history, or vice versa).
The remaining requirement consist of electives related to the purposes of the Certificate. The graduate adviser will assist students in designing their curricula. Students have a choice of either 4 or 5:
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. Non-credit Experiential Activity equivalent to a three-credit hour course. Here is a list of possible activities:
a) American Numismatic Society Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics.
b) American Academy in Rome Summer Program.
c) American School of Classical Studies in Athens Summer Program.
d) Participation in a fieldwork project.
e) Any activity used for the certificate must be pre-approved by the IPGRH Graduate Advisor.
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.