Is this a real university?
No. Miskatonic University is not a real university. This is a novelty site built as an homage to the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
I’m a returning member, how do i login?
If you are a new member, please be sure to Join Miskatonic University.
If you are a returning member from and old version of our website, we ask that you Reset your Password entering your username or the email address you registered with.
How do I change something on my diploma?
The only fields that can be modified on the Commemorative Miskatonic University Diploma is either the Subject you studied or the Year that you Graduated. Only Alumni, Faculty and Trustees have access to an Online Diploma. Free members of Miskatonic University are considered currently enrolled and are not graduated yet. If you are an Alumni and would like to change the Subject and Year that appear on your diploma, please Contact us.
Are the certificates like diplomas?
Yes and No. Yes, they look like authentic diplomas from a major institution. But, printed on the certificate it says – “this is not a factual degree”. They are fake diplomas and they have a disclaimer printed on them. Our diplomas in no way are to be used for any legitamate purposes. They are strictly to be used for entertainment purposes.
Will my degree be in a particular subject, for example, a Doctorate in Astronomy?
Yes, we limit ourselves to the listing of subjects that members can select. We make some exceptions and if you’re interested in a particular subject that doesn’t even exist, let us know and we’ll customize your certificate. We must admit that it’s not factual to how degrees were done at the turn of the 20th Century. Originally degrees were awarded in Liberal Arts with a Specialty in a particular topic. The concept of using a particular topic as the subject of the Degree came in the latter half of the 20th Century. During this time, the only degrees that were offered were Philosophy (European) or Liberal Arts (American) in most major institutions. Professional degrees are what we consider the modern degree we attain as a Masters or a Doctorate in a subject (e.g. Doctor of Law, Doctor of Psychology, etc…). Here are several entries that you can find that explain more about the history of the Doctorate Degree. 1. Doctorate Degree – Wikipedia Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctorate#Professional_doctorates_in_the_United_States 2. According to eHow.com, the Doctoral Degree in the Early to Mid-20th Century grew between 1916 and 1960. Read more: History of the Doctoral Degree | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6330739_history-doctoral-degree.html#ixzz1MlCMOWQj 3. “The doctorate of philosophy as it exists today originated as a doctorate in the liberal arts at the Humboldt University, and was eventually adopted by American universities, becoming common in large parts of the world in the 20th century. In many countries, the doctorate of philosophy is still awarded only in the liberal arts.” – Wikipedia. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Philosophy#United_States
What is written on the degree?
Miskatonic University Graduate School of Liberal Arts has conferred upon (your name) the degree of Doctorate of Liberal Arts with a Specialty in (your subject) with all rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereto appertaining. inducted as a noble trustee. Witnessed with the authorized signatures and university seal in Arkham, Mass. This 5th of February of the year (your graduation year) c.e.
How Do I Request a Class Listing?
You can either access your unofficial fake Class Listing here or you can order a Class Listing from the university’s Registrar’s Office. To access your Class Listing online, please sign-in and go to Members. NOTE: Class Listings from this website are NOT real and are meant purely for entertainment ONLY. Miskatonic-university.org does not take any responsability in users who download, copy or print copies of the provided Class Listing information and try to commit fraud with them. You can request a Class Listing in person by filling out a Class Listing Request form and paying the Class Listing fee at the Cashier’s Office. You must return the Class Listing Request form to the Registrar’s Office and show proof of payment. If requesting the Class Listing by mail, state clearly in the correspondence your name, social security number (or student number), the address to where the Class Listing must be forwarded, a check for the amount due, and sign the correspondence. Mail your request to Miskatonic University, Arkham, MA 02901. Attention Registrar’s Office.
Where Can I Get a Copy of My Unofficial Class Listing?
To access your Class Listing online, please click here. Unofficial Class Listings are free. NOTE: Class Listings from this website are NOT real and are meant purely for entertainment ONLY. Miskatonic-university.org does not take any responsability in users who download, copy or print copies of the provided Class Listing information and try to commit fraud with them.
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Class Listing?
Class listings are processed at the same time with Certificates and are usually batched at the end of every month as we induct our new Alumni class on a monthly basis. Users will then be able to see their Class Listing on the website under Members -> Diploma Certificate. One does not graduate overnight. When we process all new alumni, Student applicants will receive an email stating that they have been inducted as Alumni, Faculty and/or Trustee. At that point Certificates are produced and shipped out within 7-10 business days or 10-15 days for international shipping.
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Certificate?
Diplomas are processed at the end of every week as we induct our new Alumni on a weekly basis. Users will then be able to see their Diploma on the website under Members -> Diploma Certificate. One does not graduate overnight. When we process all new alumni, Student applicants will receive an email stating that they have been inducted as Alumni, Faculty and/or Trustee. At that point Certificates are produced and shipped out within 7-10 business days or 10-15 days for international shipping.
Why would anyone want a fake Certificate and class listing?
Lovecraft fiction is famous for being obscure and esoteric. Many literary fans love to be a part of something bigger than themselves. The purpose of this website is to unite Lovecraft fans on the web in one community. There are others like this one but we feel that taking this approach is more in tune with the likes of this crowd. Many Lovecraft
What program can I list myself under?
I do not remember my password, how do I reset it?
Click on Login. Click on Lost your password. Link: http://miskatonic-university.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
How do I get a diploma from Miskatonic?
Miskatonic University offers membership certificates that are fake diplomas to Alumni, Faculty and Trustee members only. In order to become an Alumni, Faculty or Trustee member, you must be admitted, then from there you will receive your Diploma – online and a physical copy. Quick note – this is not a real university and in no way is anything pertaining to this site supposed to represent a higher education institution. Members of Miskatonic University are NOT actual students. Miskatonic University is NOT an accredited institution. ALL products and services offered on this website are intended to be used strictly for novelty purposes.
Can I order a diploma as a gift?
Yes. Join the Alumni by Ordering your Diploma and specify the following 3 details: Full Alumni Name for the person who’s getting the gift, their Degree and Year Graduated (1890-1965 only). During the purchase, specify the shipping details under the “Special Instructions section” where it will prompt you if this is a gift.
I just purchased the trustee level, hoping to gift it to someone. Is there anyway I can change the name to theirs or is that impossible?
Yes. You most certainly may purchase a membership in honor of someone and provide them with a decorative degree. Purchase the Trustee Package and in the Special Instructions put the information of the person receiving the gift. Please provide their: Full Name: Degree: Year Graduated: (1890-1965 only) We’ll ship it out to the billing address in Paypal.
How do I become an Alumni?
Join the Miskatonic University Alumni by making a donation to Miskatonic University and you will receive an online diploma that you can access from our website and will have the option to pay for a physical commemorative copy of your diploma. Miskatonic University is a highly selective and specialized institution that many from all over the world apply for admission. Be among the lucky few who can say they attended and survived their studies program at Miskatonic University. Join the website where you will have the option to pay the Alumni membership and select which diploma you would like.
Where can I see my Diploma?
You can find your profile here: http://www.miskatonic-university.org/members/USERNAME Be sure to replace USERNAME with your actual login username. To see your diploma, 1. Login: 2. Click on Members -> Diploma Certificate.
Who can become a member?
Anyone can become a member except citizens from Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, North Korea, South Yemen, the Sudan, Syria and most parts of Africa.