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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 08, 2021
 
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Master’s Certificate


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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.

MA Certificate Requirements


  1. A major interdisciplinary research paper in medieval and/or Renaissance studies. This may be either an MA thesis or a substantial term paper (20 - 30 pages).
  2. At least two 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. We strongly recommend (but do not require) that MA certificate candidates acquire a reading knowledge of at least one language other than English.
  4. A one-page cover letter attached to the research paper. 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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