Oct 01, 2023
Jay Rubenstein, History, Chair
The medieval studies program offers a graduate certificate enabling students with an interest in medieval topics to acquire a broad foundation in the interdisciplinary approaches to medieval research and to begin putting these approaches into practice. Prospective candidates for the certificate should be earning a Masters or doctoral degree in a related discipline at UTK. Additional information is available at the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies website.
Graduate Certificate Type
- Students may take up to 6 graduate credit hours of certificate classes before making formal application to the Medieval Studies certificate.
- Students must inform the Chair of the Medieval Studies Program of their intent to apply for the certificate.
- Application to the certificate must be made to the Office of Graduate Admissions by submitting the online application and copies of undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable).
- Once admitted to the certificate, students must maintain a graduate GPA of at least 3.00.
Credit Hours Required
15 graduate credit hours
- MRST 510
- 12 additional graduate credit hours chosen from at least two disciplines; a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours must be taken in one discipline. Students may choose from the following courses –
- ARCH 511 ,
- ARTH 425 , ARTH 431 , ARTH 441 , ARTH 451 ,
- CLAS 435 , CLAS 445 , CLAS 571 , CLAS 572 , CLAS 573 ,
- ENGL 401 , ENGL 402 , ENGL 403 , ENGL 508 , ENGL 513 , ENGL 514 , ENGL 610 , ENGL 611 , ENGL 620 , ENGL 621 ,
- FREN 410 , FREN 540 ,
- GERM 541 ,
- HIST 529 , HIST 530 , HIST 531 , HIST 629 , HIST 630 , HIST 631 ,
- ITAL 401 , ITAL 402 ,
- MUCO 540 ,
- PHIL 520 , PHIL 620 ,
- REST 523 ,
- SPAN 531 , SPAN 532 .
- Topics and special topics courses, where appropriate, may be substituted for any of the above courses with the permission of the Chair of the Medieval Studies Program.
- All courses must be selected in consultation with a program advisor, who must approve all courses for individual students prior to their being taken, except that, as noted above, up to 6 graduate credit hours may be accepted from candidates upon admission.
- Demonstration of competency in reading medieval Latin either by
- Earning a B+ or higher in CLAS 435 and CLAS 571 or
- Passing the Marco Medieval Latin Examination administered on campus
- Where appropriate, students may substitute competency in reading medieval Greek, Hebrew, or Arabic.
- The chair of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, in conjunction with the Marco Graduate Curriculum Committee, will establish standards for determining competency in these languages as need arises.
- Evidence of professionalization in Medieval Studies in the form of a formal, twenty-minute presentation of original research to take place on campus for Medieval Studies faculty, students, and the public. The presentation should demonstrate interdisciplinarity and may grow out of a course or seminar paper. Normally the presentation will take place in the semester that the certificate is granted.
To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.