Southern Methodist University

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Medieval Studies


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

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX 75275

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


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.


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

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