Latin Diploma Translations

Some of the degrees awarded by Washington University in St. Louis are conferred in Latin, and the diplomas for these degrees are written entirely in Latin.

Latin Equivalents of Degree Names

Artium Baccalaurei (AB): Bachelor of Arts
Artium Magistri (AM): Master of Arts
Juris Doctoris (JD): Doctor of Laws
Philosophia Doctoris: (PhD): Doctor of Philosophy
Medicinae Doctoris (MD): Doctor of Medicine


English Translation for Latin Diplomas
Awarded Since 1994

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


English Translation for Latin Diplomas
Awarded Before 1994

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
AT SAINT LOUIS
IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI
To all whom this document may come, eternal greetings in the
Lord:
We the President and Fellows of Washington University
by recommendation of the honorable Chancellor and learned
Professors in formal session,
(name of student)
as a graduate by virtue of merit to the degree of
(name of degree)
have admitted, and have given and granted all insignia and
rights to this rank pertaining.
In witness whereof to this document stamped with the seal of
the University, with the Secretary as witness, on the day of
(month) (date) in the year of the Lord (year) and of the
American Republic (year).
We by the authority vested in us have subscribed our names.

(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