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Graduate Certificate in Professional Editing

As a research center in the Institute for American Thought, the Bradbury Center provides students seeking a Professional Editing graduate certificate a unique opportunity to work in a scholarly environment. The Professional Editing graduate certificate program provides an interdisciplinary range of core and elective courses designed for graduate students who want to study the techniques and consequences of traditional editing procedures, learn how corrupted texts of the past can be recovered and disseminated for readers today, and explore how these procedures are evolving in reaction to the rapidly changing technical communications environment of the information age.

The certificate is a stand-alone graduate professional credential, but students in English and History graduate programs can earn the certificate by completing the Professional Editing concentration embedded in the specific discipline. An eApplication is required when applying to either the stand-alone Professional Editing graduate certificate program or for graduate students seeking the certificate as part of a Master’s in English or History at IUPUI.

*IMPORTANT* Due to the unique nature of this program, applicants should contact the Institute for American Thought Director, Professor Raymond Haberski (haberski@iupui.edu), 317-278-1019, to request information before completing the eApplication. There may be an application fee involved; we do not want students to apply unless qualified.

Submit the eApplication by visiting https://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/. When submitting the eApp, please provide the following materials:

  • Personal Statement
  • TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • For stand-alone eApplications, transcripts for all previously attended colleges/universities are required

Transcripts may be sent electronically (preferred) to:

Terri Crews, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Graduate Team
tcrews@iupui.edu

Transcripts may be mailed to:

Terri Crews, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Graduate Team
425 University Blvd., CA 511
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Students enrolled in the graduate certificate program will be required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours, which can include completion of any one of several three-course core concentrations (9-12 hours) and one or more open electives (3-6 hours). Courses satisfying each requirement are identified below; full course descriptions are provided in the Graduate School Bulletin sections for the departmental graduate programs where these courses reside.

Courses in the two Scholarly Editing concentrations are offered most frequently. These courses are taught by faculty affiliated with the Institute for American Thought and its resident scholarly editing projects: the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies; the Frederick Douglass Papers; the Peirce Edition Project; and the Santayana Edition.  Experience with the teaching faculty and editing laboratories of the Institute’s scholarly editions extends to the Professional Editing areas of the program through at least one editions-based core course in each concentration.

Core options: three courses, 9-12 credit hours. Complete one of the following field concentrations, or (with advisor approval) create a three-course concentration combining relevant courses from the five editorial fields:

Scholarly Editing I: Critical Texts (12 cr.)

  • L501 Professional Scholarship in Literature (4 cr.)
  • L680 Topics: Textual Theory and Textual Criticism (4 cr.)
  • L701 Descriptive Bibliography and Textual Problems (4 cr.)

Scholarly Editing II: Documentary Texts (11 cr.)

  • H501 Historical Methodology (4 cr.)
  • H543 Internship: Practicum in Public History (4 cr.)
  • H547 Topics: Historical Editing (3 cr.)