Magna Cum Laude

An academic level of distinction used by educational institutions to signify an academic degree which was received "with great honor". Magna cum laude is one of three commonly used types of Latin honors which are recognized in the United States, the other two being summa cum laude and cum laude. Magna cum laude is typically more prestigious than cum laude honors but less prestigious than summa cum laude honors.

The guidelines by which each level of academic honors is achieved differs between academic institutions, however every university or college will outline their expectations for each program. Although Latin honors are quite common in the United States, very few countries around the world use the Latin system.


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  • magna cum laude — 1900, Latin, lit. with great praise; from magna (see MAGNATE (Cf. magnate)) + CUM LAUDE (Cf. cum laude) …   Etymology dictionary

  • magna cum laude — [mäg′nä koom lou′de, mag′nə kum lô′dē] [L] with great praise: phrase signifying above average academic standing at the time of graduation from a college or university: the second of three categories: see also CUM LAUDE, SUMMA CUM LAUDE …   English World dictionary

  • Magna cum laude — (lat.), mit großem Lob …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Magna cum laude — Die Promotion ist die Verleihung des akademischen Grades „Doktor“ beziehungsweise „Doktorin“[1] in einem bestimmten Studienfach und dient dem Nachweis der Befähigung zu vertiefter wissenschaftlicher Arbeit. Sie beruht auf einer selbständigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • magna cum laude — ◆ mạ|gna cum lau|de mit großem Lob [Etym.: lat.]   ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge ma|gn… kann auch mag|n… getrennt werden.   Magna Charta / magna cum laude: (Groß und Kleinschreibung) Während der Begriff »Magna Charta« als Eigenname großgeschrieben wird …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • magna cum laude — adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin Date: 1900 with great distinction < graduated magna cum laude > compare cum laude, summa cum laude …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Magna cum laude — Mention honorifique Dans certaines universités, particulièrement aux États Unis, mais aussi dans certains pays tels que la Suisse, la Belgique, l Italie ou l Allemagne, ou encore un établissement français comme l Institut d études politiques de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • magna cum laude — /mahg neuh koom low day, deuh, dee; mag neuh kum law dee/ with great praise: used in diplomas to grant the next to highest of three special honors for grades above the average. Cf. cum laude, summa cum laude. [1895 1900; < L magna cum laude] * *… …   Universalium

  • magna cum laude — ◆ ma|gna cum lau|de 〈bei akadem. Prüfungen〉 mit großem Lob ● ein Examen magna cum laude bestehen [lat.] ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge ma|gn... kann in Fremdwörtern auch mag|n... getrennt werden. * * * mạ|g|na cum lau|de [lat. = mit großem Lob]: sehr gut …   Universal-Lexikon

  • magna cum laude —    (MAG nah koom LAU deh) [Latin: with great praise] A phrase used on a diploma to indicate one of three honors for high academic achievement. The others are cum laude and summa cum laude.    She graduated magna cum laude and earned a master’s… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases


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