Info for Prospective Students

The Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is designed to give students the freedom to undertake interdisciplinary work in several departments, which in turn will provide the tools necessary for viewing clearly not only a distant society, but also, in its reflection, our own. The Certificate is an added credential that demonstrates a student’s substantive grasp of complex cultural formations as well as a specialized intellectual challenge pursued in addition to the major.

"Everything I studied in my completion of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies certificate complemented all the other fields, and led to a richer and more multi-layered interpretation of each."

- Caroline Nilsen

For more information about our department, or to schedule a visit or tour, please contact the Dietrich School's recruitment coordinator, Madeleine Fahlbusch at