Graduate Certificate in Renaissance Studies

Admission Procedures

Students admitted to a graduate degree program in any field are eligible. Once you have been accepted into an appropriate degree program at ASU, you may apply through the ASU Graduate College for admission into the certificate program. To obtain an application, go to the Graduate College web page:

  • Renaissance Studies (Graduate Certificate)
  • Applications will be accepted up to the drop/add deadline for the semester in which a student applies. Once you have been accepted to the Graduate Certificate program, please fill out the ACMRS application and submit to the ACMRS office located in the Lattie Coor Hall, Room 4432, on the ASU Main Campus, or ACMRS, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874402, Tempe, AZ 85287-4402. Or submit the application to ACMRS by mail/post, e-mail (, or fax, 480-965-1681.


    In addition to the course-work and examinations required in your major field of interest, you are responsible for fulfilling the following minimum requirements to earn a certificate:

    Graduate Certificate in Renaissance Studies for M.A. and Ph.D. Students

    Program Description:

    Degree Awarded: Certificate in Renaissance Studies
    The certificate program 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.

    Degree Requirements

    Program requires the following:
    18 credit hours (MA certificate), or
    27 credit hours (PhD certificate).

    Renaissance Language:

    One semester (three to four credit hours) for MA students, two semesters (six to eight credit hours) for PhD students of Medieval/Renaissance Latin, Spanish Literature, or Portuguese Literature.

    Proficiency attested either by achieving a grade of "B" (3.00) or better 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. This requirement presupposes two years or 12 to 16 credit hours or equivalent of undergraduate training in Latin.

    Early modern language at the upper-division level:

    Two semesters (six credit hours) for MA students; three semesters (nine credit hours) for PhD students. Literature or linguistics classes may apply.


    One semester (three credit hours)

    Course work outside the major discipline:

    Two semesters (six credit hours) for MA students three semesters (nine credit hours) for PhD students.

    Admission Requirements

    • All applicants to graduate certificate programs must submit the Graduate Education online application. Graduate students admitted to a degree program in any field may earn one of two master's or doctorate-level certificates: the certificate in medieval studies or the certificate in Renaissance studies.
    • Applicants whose native language is not English (regardless of where they may now reside) must provide proof of English proficiency
    • Students must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.