Medieval Studies: PhD

Graduate Program in Medieval Institute

Deadline
Jan. 4
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Residency
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is one of the leading centers in the United States for the advanced study of medieval culture. The graduate program provides students with superb technical training, but it also equips them with a holistic vision of the Middle Ages, grounded in a mastery of sources and languages and extending to the whole of its life and culture. The Medieval Institute welcomes applications from students of high academic ability who wish to pursue a career teaching and researching the Middle Ages. Generous fellowship support and light service demands allow students to devote themselves fully to their course of study.

Students in the Medieval Institute pursue the Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, a rigorous, interdisciplinary degree with a focus on one of the classic disciplines: history, Latin or vernacular literature (English, Italian, German, Spanish, French), theology, philosophy, music, or art history. They receive training from leading experts in their field while researching and writing in one of the best libraries in the world for medieval studies. Graduates of the Medieval Institute are extremely competitive on the job market, and currently hold positions in the United States as well as internationally.

Application Materials:
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution (due upon enrollment)
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
Contact:

C.J. Jones
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-6603
Email: medinst@nd.edu

https://medieval.nd.edu/study/graduate-program/