Genealogy Studies, Certificate | Boston University | Boston, United States
3 months
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3180 USD/full
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About

When genealogical research is used to authenticate an identity, solve a medical mystery, trace property ownership, find lost friends and family, or write accurate historical discourses, the results must be irrefutable. Learn more with the Genealogy Studies program of Boston University.

Overview

About the program

  • The Genealogy Studies program of Boston University introduces current genealogical technologies and research methods that reflect the exacting standards and investigative best practices used by professionals. 
  • Developed in collaboration with—and taught by—some of the premier genealogists in the country, the courses employ lectures, demonstrations, hands-on learning, workbook exercises, practice activities, and open discussions to help students identify and evaluate evidence, design research strategies, and write quality reports.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Problem-Solving Techniques and Technology;
  • Evidence Evaluation and Documentation;
  • Forensic Genealogical Research;
  • Professional Genealogy.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program requires prior genealogical experience. It will be assumed that students have spent significant amounts of time searching for multiple generations of a family through record repositories and online sources, then documenting their results. Throughout their course of study, students will be expected to research many genealogical problems and write reports.
  • Students must be able to complete the following tasks and communicate their findings in clear English: access many websites, work within multiple windows, effectively use web browsers, edit documents, read tracked changes in a document, and upload and download forms, photographs, deeds, PDFs, and census data.
  • While a bachelor’s degree is not required, we recommend either a bachelor’s degree, or significant related work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3180 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3180 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    3180 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3180 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • In-State

    3180 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3180 USD for the full programme during 3 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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