Columbia University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Medieval and Renaissance Studies


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For the M.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, students must take a combination of courses in art history, religion, history, philosophy, literature or other relevant fields offered by departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students concentrate in one area while also exploring other aspects of the life, thought, and culture of the Middle Ages.

The M.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides the opportunity to undertake a year of graduate level work in any relevant field or fields of interest. The program is appropriate for students who will go on to apply to Ph.D. programs as well as for those who wish to complete a terminal M.A. The three central elements of the program are 1) language study tailored to the students’ needs and interests; 2) coursework in which students work with original manuscripts, documents, or early printed books; 3) an original research project to be presented as an M.A. thesis.

Although most M.A. students attend full time, they may also obtain the M.A. through part-time study during the academic year; they can also enroll during the summer.


Master of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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