Humanities

Classical Philosophy

The graduate certificate in classical philosophy provides training, special skills, and knowledge equipping students for scholarly work and teaching that involve classical philosophy. It is designed to recognize students who have gone beyond their own departmental requirements for a Ph.D. and done significant work in classical philosophy, but who are not enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Classical Philosophy.

Italian Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Italian Studies provides an opportunity for students to complement their doctoral studies with a coordinated multidisciplinary training in the Program in Italian Studies, and take part in an intellectually stimulating interdisciplinary community.  Students entering the program may come from any department in the humanities and social sciences in which interdisciplinary training in Italian history, culture, and language is desirable, including the Departments of Art and Archaeology, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Classics, History, History of Science, Music

American Studies

The Program in American Studies is the University’s oldest interdepartmental plan of study. It began in 1942 as the “Program in American Civilization,” in response to the perception among faculty and students that “many educated Americans have in their education been cut off from a clear understanding of the traditions of their country.”  Several other factors were in play in the 1930s and 1940s: faculty across departments in the humanities and social sciences were interested in coordinating their efforts; and both the Depression and totalitarianism caused concerns that the American way of

Media and Modernity

The Program in Media and Modernity promotes the interdisciplinary study of the unique cultural formations that came to prominence during the last two centuries, with special attention paid to the interplay between culture and technology. The program centers on architecture, art, film, photography, literature, philosophy, music, history, and all forms of electronic media from radio to video and information technologies.

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies has a long and rich history at Princeton.  Established in 1982 as Women’s Studies, the program was renamed Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2011 to reflect the trajectory and expanded reach of teaching and scholarship among Princeton faculty and in the field more generally.  Faculty and students in the program are dedicated to the study of gender and sexuality in their complex articulation with race, ethnicity, class, disability, religion, nationality, and other intersections of identity, power, and politics. 

Hellenic Studies

The Program in Hellenic Studies offers a broad range of graduate seminars in Hellenic studies that are complemented by graduate courses in several departments and programs, with opportunities for doctoral research on Byzantine or Modern Greek civilization. Currently the Program offers, jointly with the Department of Classics, a graduate certificate in the Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies.

Many graduate students are currently supported by or otherwise affiliated with the Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies.

Latin American Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies is open to all Princeton University graduate students currently enrolled in any Ph.D. program in the humanities, social sciences, engineering, math or natural sciences. Students enrolled in the Master's in Public Administration Degree Program at the Woodrow Wilson School may also enroll in the certificate if they write a research paper on a Latin American topic in consultation with the program director.

African American Studies

The graduate certificate in African American Studies provides an opportunity for students to complement doctoral studies in their home department with coordinated interdisciplinary training in African American Studies and to participate in an intellectually stimulating community.

East Asian Studies

Welcome to East Asian Studies. Princeton’s Ph.D. program in East Asian Studies (EAS) has long been recognized as one of the leading graduate programs of its kind in the Western world. At present, we offer doctoral (Ph.D.) training in Chinese and Japanese history and literature,  Korean cultural studies, anthropology of East Asia, and in the transnational social and cultural study of contemporary East Asia.

Medieval Studies

The Program in Medieval Studies seeks to encourage interdisciplinary study of medieval period Europe and adjacent Mediterranean cultures (c. 500-1500); its art, literature (Latin and vernacular), music, religion, philosophy, science, politics, and economic and social structures. 

Interested students should apply for graduate study through an individual affiliated department, not through the program.

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