Application Information

Application Information

The deadline for applications is December 15. Graduate Record Examination – Verbal and Mathematical scores – required. Applicants should submit a research or critical paper.

Since a minimum of three languages is required in Renaissance Studies, fluency in at least one–or preferably two– is necessary in order to apply for admission.  Normally Latin and Italian are the required languages; a third language will vary according to departmental requirements and students’ interests.  In some cases, students may petition to substitute Italian with another language, but no exceptions will be made for Latin.

It is highly recommended –but not required– that all applicants get in touch with at least one Yale faculty member in their prospective department of concentration before the application is submitted, preferably before December, to explore the correspondence between the program and the student’s interests, and to handle all questions not clearly answered by this web site.

To get in touch with the appropriate faculty, consult our list, and establish contact by email.