Renaissance Studies (Graduate Certificate)

By augmenting your knowledge of historical languages and writings, you can be better equipped to meet the demands of your field.

Details

In this Renaissance studies certificate program, Renaissance language, early modern language and paleography lay the foundation for the examination of a time that gave the world humanism, the statue of David and more.

Students completing the certificate program are prepared for advanced study or for academic positions.

At a Glance

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


Degree Requirements

Renaissance Language:
Master's degree students are required to take one semester of a Renaissance language (three to four credit hours). Doctoral degree students of Medieval/Renaissance Latin, Spanish literature or Portuguese literature are required to take two semesters (six to eight credit hours). This requirement presupposes two years or 12 to 16 credit hours or the equivalent of undergraduate training in Latin.

Proficiency is proven either by achieving a grade of "B" or better (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) in the medieval Latin courses or by satisfactory performance on the Medieval/Renaissance Latin examinations offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

Early modern language at the upper-division level:
Master's degree students are required to take two semesters (six credit hours). Doctoral degree students are required to take three semesters (nine credit hours). Literature or linguistics classes may apply.

Paleography:
Students are required to take one semester (three credit hours).

Coursework outside the major discipline:
Master's degree students are required to take two semesters (six credit hours). Doctoral degree students are required to take three semesters (nine credit hours).



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 enrolled in an existing master's degree or doctoral program and in good standing.

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.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa 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.