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Medieval Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #13 (ARWU) Ithaca, NY, United States
The aim of this comparative and interdisciplinary field is to allow students to concentrate more fully on medieval studies than is possible in the programs of traditional departments.
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Overview

  • The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell offers a comparative and/or interdisciplinary doctorate. Each student chooses one major and two minor fields of study. At least one of the minor fields must be in either a different language or a different discipline from the major field.
  • Although programs to fit individual interests and needs are emphasized, there are some degree requirements, such as reading knowledge of Latin and a course in paleography and research methods, that must be met by all candidates.
  • The program does not ordinarily admit students seeking a terminal M.A. degree. Ph.D. degree candidates are granted the M.A. degree after successful completion of course work and the general field exams. For the Ph.D. degree, reading proficiency in Latin and two foreign languages, and teaching experience are required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject:

  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Medieval Art
  • Medieval History
  • Medieval Literature
  • Medieval Music
  • Medieval Philology And Linguistics
  • Medieval Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    105

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Ideally, a broad undergraduate major in one of the participating disciplines, including college-level Latin and preparation in modern research languages (e.g., French and German), should precede graduate concentration in this field.
  •  All applicants are required to submit a 20-page writing sample on a medieval topic and three letters of recommendation. All U.S. citizens should take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and, where available for disciplines in an applicant's major area, the GRE subject test. Non-U.S. citizens are advised but not required to take the GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Ithaca

  • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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