Embark On An Adventure

MI_ChoosingYourPathStudying at the Mythgard Institute

Whether you are a serious student who is eager to pursue a degree, or a serious fan who is simply eager to learn, the Mythgard Institute offers a unique opportunity to fulfill those desires. Mythgard Institute allows both auditors and MA students to share in an exciting, interactive learning experience to enhance their knowledge of a field they are passionate about. If you would like to know more about the difference between the two programs, keep reading to find more information. If you already know which option is right for you, you can go straight to our MA Admissions or Auditor Admissions pages!

Apply to Take a Course at the MA Level

Set out on your journey towards an MA in Language and Literature with Mythgard! Our MA program offers concentrations in Tolkien Studies, fantasy, science fiction and medieval literature, language acquisition, and more.

To become an MA student, you will need to follow the process on our MA Admissions page. Upon acceptance, you will be able to enroll in your first class.

[…] the thing I like most is that [Mythgard] has helped me rediscover a passion that I forgot I had. It has been a long time since I’ve read critically and really studied a piece of literature, and I did not remember how much I enjoyed that. Plus, it has put me in touch with others of a like mind, or at least similar-enough minds, whom I likely would not have met otherwise. (read more)

Audit Courses for Fun

Sign up to take our courses without any of the pressure of grades. Auditing a course lets you study any of our current classes by participating in the live lecture sessions and student forums. There is no need to apply to audit our courses – you can simply register on the Auditor Admissions page.

Check out our exciting course offerings!


If you are still unsure about which option is right for you, please read the section below to help you make your choice.

MA or Audit

Mythgard students have two choices when they enroll in our classes.  Those who want to use the course towards an MA should fill out the application to take the class for credit.  Those who just want to enjoy the lectures and not write the papers or receive grades should register to audit the class.  MA students will have access to all of the course sessions and features .  Auditors, however, will only watch or listen to the primary lecture and the closing session, and they may participate on the discussion board.  Auditors will not be involved in the small-group discussions or the graded assignments.

If you are still unsure about which choice is right for you, take a moment to read through the student examples given below:

Find out more information about our applying for courses at the M.A. level and auditing our courses.