Medieval Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Studying the history and artistic contributions of the medieval period through paleography, vernacular language and Latin will prepare you to pursue positions in academia.

Details

The certificate program in medieval studies prepares students for advanced study or for academic positions by augmenting their skills and knowledge, thereby making them better equipped to meet the demands of their fields.

At a Glance

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No


Degree Requirements

Medieval Latin:

one semester (three or four credit hours) for students at the master's degree level, two semesters (six to eight credit hours) for doctoral students

proficiency attested either by achieving a grade of "B" (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better in the Medieval Latin courses or by satisfactory performance on the Medieval/Renaissance Latin examinations offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto (the requirement presupposing two years or 12 to 16 credit hours or equivalent of undergraduate training in Latin)

Medieval vernacular language (e.g., Old English, Old Norse, Old French):

two semesters (six credit hours) for students at the master's degree level, three semesters (nine credit hours) for doctoral students

Paleography:

one semester (three credit hours)

Medieval coursework outside the major discipline:

two semesters (six credit hours) for students at the master's degree level, three semesters (nine credit hours) for doctoral students



Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Admission is open to all ASU graduate students in good standing who are enrolled in an existing master's or doctoral degree program.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency. The Graduate College requires a TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT).

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa will first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.