New American Studies graduate certificate available at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg is now offering a graduate certificate in Folklore and Ethnography. The 15-credit graduate certificate program provides students with skills and practices used in projects and institutions of folklore and ethnography.  

The graduate certificate is only the second of its kind available in Pennsylvania.  Highlighting the land-grant mission of Penn State, the certificate is oriented toward public heritage work and applications of folklore such as festivals and arts councils, historical and heritage societies, libraries and archives, community and cultural organizations and centers, governmental agencies, cultural sustainability groups, and media production companies. 

“Situated in the middle of a region well known for its folkloristic resources and institutions, Penn State Harrisburg has long had a global reputation for research and training in folklore and ethnography,” said Dr. Simon Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and program coordinator.  “This certificate allows students to integrate their studies in folklore and ethnography at Penn State Harrisburg in the midst of this celebrated cultural region and apply them to heritage careers nationwide.”

For more information about the Folklore and Ethnography Graduate Certificate, contact Dr. Simon Bronner at 717-948-6039 or email