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Genealogical Research, Certificate

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University rank #70 (ARWU) Online
The Boston University Center for Professional Education Online Certificate in Genealogical Research offers an interactive, multimedia course of study that serves as excellent preparation for those who seek certification through the Board for Certification of Genealogists.


The online certificate offers a high level of flexibility and convenience. Though you start and end each module on specific dates, you can log in to the program at any time of the day or night. Instructors and teaching assistants guide students through the online course materials via required participation in discussion boards, email, course announcements, and optional live chats. Within each module, there are specific due dates for assignments and quizzes. Those who are most successful in the online course are self-motivated and comfortable with technology. You should be able to complete the following computer tasks:

  • Create a document, name it, save it, and find it again on your computer
  • Attach a document to an email
  • Download a document or PDF, save it, and find it again on your computer
  • Locate a document on your computer and upload it to another site
  • Print a document
  • Edit a Word document with a .doc or .docx extension
  • Listen to audio on your computer
  • Watch short video clips (two minutes long)
  • Navigate between multiple windows open simultaneously on your computer
  • Use an Internet browser
  • View a document with tracked changes embedded in it


Boston University Online is an active member in the online education community. We are member of, and participate regularly with, the following associations:

  • Educause
  • European Association for International Education
  • University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • The Sloan Consortium
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure


  • Genealogical Essentials

  • Online Genealogical Research

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Secondary School Records
  • Final Year Grades
  • English Proficiency Testing Results
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Passport Photocopy
  • English Placement Examination
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Visa Information

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2695 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2695 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
  • National

    2695 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2695 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


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In addition, Student Accounting Services offers assistance with:

  • Payment plans
  • Payment options
  • Agency sponsorship
  • Loans
  • Refund requests
  • Tuition invoices
  • Payment deadlines

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