Southern Methodist University

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Medieval Studies

Address:

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 750240

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX 75275

United States

Phone:

1-214-768-2480

Fax:

1-214-768-4089

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Medieval Studies Program affords the student an opportunity for a +classically+ liberal education, exploring the literature, language, history, art, music, and belief of the Middle Ages within a broad subset of +Western+ (Celtic, Franconic, Italic, Germanic, Visigothic) and +non-Western+ (Byzantine, Islamic, Persian) contexts. The chief goal of most majors in the liberal and Fine Arts is to anchor a student+s work in a field that enhances her/his broader undergraduate intellectual experience. Medieval Studies, as an interdisciplinary endeavor, seeks to be a broader envelope for students+ explorations. It is, at once, wholly appropriate preprofessional training in multiple fields which embrace thinking of a broad and analytical sort (ranging from Business to Religious Studies, and from Biology to Music Theory and Foreign Languages/Literature), and it is also an excellent grounding from which a student can pursue graduate work in Medieval Studies or in such disciplinary fields as Literature, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Art History and Music History.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999