Students with a special interest in medieval studies may pursue, in
the course of their regular advanced-degree program, a special
concentration in medieval studies. Those who fulfill the requirements
may be awarded a certificate in medieval studies upon completion of
Students may use many of the requirements
for the certificate to satisfy their own graduate degree requirements.
To gain admittance to the certificate program, a student must
1. take at least two courses in a medieval subject within the chosen discipline with no grade lower than a B;
2. complete at least three other courses in a medieval culture in other disciplines with no grade lower than a B;
3. demonstrate a reading knowledge of at least two languages in the forms common during the Middle Ages; and
4. submit a completed master's thesis, a doctoral thesis, or an
expanded seminar paper on a topic in medieval civilization.
The various courses in medieval studies are offered by the
participating faculty and additional faculty through their departments.
A list of such courses is available from the director.