|Where to Study Folklore in the US and Canada|
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A number of universities have folklore departments, programs, or centers that offer coursework in folklore leading to PhD or MA degrees, or BA-level majors or minors. Since many faculty and students at these programs do fieldwork in the regions where their university is located, these programs can also be good sources for information about local folk traditions.
To begin to learn about these folklore departments, programs, and centers, please click on the links below to connect to their web sites. Remember, though, that in planning your education a web search is not enough; you should follow up by making personal contact with faculty members and department administrators to learn the specific circumstances, strengths, and opportunities of the departments that interest you. Remember, too, that folklorists teach folklore courses at many universities that do not offer undergraduates majors or minors, or graduate degrees--check your university's web site for details.
Universities with PhD Programs in FolkloreThe George Washington University
University of Newfoundland
George Mason University
Arkansas State University
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