The Medieval Institute prepares its graduates with the professional profile they need for employment in academia, typically doing research and teaching in a specific field (English, philosophy, history, etc.). Our program gives students the incomparable benefits of interdisciplinary methods, knowledge, and perspectives that traditional departmental programs cannot provide. Likewise, this breadth of training provides strong credentials for non-teaching careers suited to a doctorate in medieval studies (for example, curatorial or library work).
Because of this special preparation, our placement record is very strong, and our graduates currently hold positions all over the United States, as well as in Canada. Students in our program have the opportunity to work with one of the largest contingents of medievalist faculty in the world, and they have access to one of the premier library collections for research in medieval studies.
Competitive fellowship support, full tuition coverage, and minimal service demands permit students to pursue full-time study. We also stress professionalization, and there is generous funding that allows our students to travel to conferences, to present papers, to attend job interviews, and to conduct research.
Please note that the Medieval Institute’s application deadline for the entering class of 2016-17 is January 4, 2016.