The Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is granted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on the recommendation of the Director of the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Candidates for the certificate declare their candidacy after admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and meet with the Director, who will assign a faculty member from the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies as a certificate advisor (who may be the same as the candidate’s departmental advisor). We recommend that candidates declare their interest as early as possible in their coursework, but a student can be considered for admission at any point in his or her graduate career. Candidates should discuss their programs of study with their certificate advisors each term.
Please note that this is not a standalone certificate. It is only available to those students who are already candidates for the PhD in a relevant Columbia University department.