Gaelic Studies Schools and Colleges in the U.S.
Schools with programs in Gaelic literature and culture study the history of the Welsh, Irish and Scottish people as it pertains to their folklore, mythology, history and law, generally at the graduate level. When selecting a school for Gaelic studies, students should look at research opportunities and faculty resources.
How to Choose a Gaelic Studies School
Only a few schools offer specific degrees in Gaelic studies, and these are targeted at students working toward academic careers as Gaelic studies scholars. Some schools may offer undergraduate specializations or minors in Gaelic or Celtic studies and languages.
Gaelic studies students should also take the following into consideration when selecting a program:
- Students might consider the number and quality of Gaelic and Celtic faculty members, in addition to visiting speakers and writers.
- Graduate programs often require original research; consider study abroad options, as they can offer access to more research materials.
- In addition to Gaelic, students may be required to understand related languages, like Manx or Cornish.
- Most specific Gaelic studies programs lead to graduate degrees, and students may wish to consider a combined master's and doctoral degree program.
10 Schools with Gaelic or Celtic Studies Degree Programs
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||4-year, Public|
|University of California - Berkeley||4-year, Public|
|Harvard University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Northern Kentucky University||4-year, Public|
|Bard College||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Truman State University||4-year, Public|
|University of Notre Dame||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Emory University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Boston College||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|New York University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|