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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 22, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Doctoral Certificate

This is a certificate program for MA or PhD students in one of the disciplines who desire to pursue additional interdisciplinary work in Medieval or Renaissance studies.

PhD Certificate Requirements

  1. A PhD thesis of an interdisciplinary nature focused on medieval and/or Renaissance studies.
  2. At least four graduate courses focused on medieval and/or Renaissance studies. We strongly encourage students to take courses outside of their home departments. In some cases-involving, for instance, infrequent course offerings or  research abroad-students may petition the Director to reduce the number of courses required.
  3. A reading knowledge of one language other than English. We also strongly recommend (but do not require) that PhD certificate candidates acquire a reading knowledge of Latin.
  4. A one-page cover letter attached to the thesis. The letter should be addressed to the Program Director and should use direct language and specific examples. In this letter, we would like you to reflect on what you have learned from earning a certificate from the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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