Latin Diploma Translations

WUSTL diploma cover

Certain Washington University in St. Louis schools confer their degrees in Latin.


Latin Degree Equivalents

latin diplomaArtium Baccalaurei (AB)
Bachelor of Arts

Artium Magistri (AM)
Master of Arts

Juris Doctoris (JD)
Doctor of Laws

Litterarum Humaniorum Doctoris (DHL)
Doctor of Humane Letters

Medicinae Doctoris (MD)
Doctor of Medicine

Philosophia Doctoris (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy

Scientiae Doctoris (honorary)
Doctor of Science


English Translation for Latin Diplomas

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
AT SAINT LOUIS
IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI
greets all who will read this letter whereby we the undersigned,
following the tradition and precedent of our elders
of extolling in annual assembly
both those who have gained learning and learning itself,
do attest that we have endowed
(name of student)
who has satisfied all requirements
and demonstrated praiseworthy learning,
with the degree of
(name of degree)
and have granted this person all the rights, privileges
and benefits belonging to this degree,
in testimony whereof we, by virtue of the authority vested in us,
have subscribed our names to this document
stamped with the great seal of the University
on this (date) day of (month) in the year (year).

(Chancellor’s signature)
Chancellor
(Chairman of the Board signature)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
(Dean of the School signature)
Dean
(Secretary’s signature)
Secretary