Medieval Studies

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Ph.D. Program Information

Degree Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • A scholarly writing sample (no longer than 15 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 4

Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies program combines interdisciplinary coursework, training in the technical skills of medieval studies, and linguistic preparation. The Institute has strengths in philosophy, theology, history, manuscript studies, vernacular languages and literatures, Latin literature, Dante studies, musicology, liturgy, medieval Islam, Byzantine studies, and art history. Read more about graduate studies in Medieval Studies at Notre Dame.

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John Van Engen
Director of Graduate Studies and
Director of the Medieval Institute
Telephone: (574) 631-6603
Fax: (574) 631-8644

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy
Professional Development

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.

Featured Faculty

John Van Engen

John Van Engen

A preeminent historian of the medieval church, and of medieval culture and society generally, Prof. Van Engen’€™s teaching and scholarship have dealt with monasticism, women’s writing, schools and universities, inquisition, canon law, notions of reform, and medieval religious culture. Learn more.

Featured Student

Kate Bugyis

Katie Bugyis

Katie Bugyis researches the promotion and contestation of female religious authority in high to late medieval England. She received the Notebaert Fellowship, the university’€™s top graduate fellowship. Learn More

Brandon Cook (small)

Brandon Cook

A linguist and art historian, Brandon studies medieval Italy and the history of cultural exchange between Byzantium and the Latin West through the objects these societies produced. Read More.