Medieval and Byzantine Studies (M.A.)

Medieval and Byzantine Studies (M.A.)

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: January 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $60
Intakes: Spring
International tuition: $24,000
Domestic tuition: $24,000

Program overview

The program recognizes the complex intertwining of religious studies, philosophy, history, languages, literatures, and cultures for advanced study in any field. Thus it draws upon course offerings from the School of Arts and Sciences, Canon Law, Music, Philosophy, and Theology and Religious Studies.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



10 approved graduate courses (30 credit hours) in a distribution determined by the primary area. For students choosing the thesis option, two of those 10 courses (6 credit hours) will consist of thesis advising. A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 Demonstrated competence in M.A.-level Latin, Greek, or Arabic, depending on the focus area. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one modern research language. Competence in additional medieval languages may be required if necessary for research purposes. Comprehensive examination Research requirement: Non-thesis option: Two substantive research papers submitted for review and approval by a faculty committee appointed by the program director. Thesis option: Successful completion of the M.A. thesis.

Career opportunities

The Catholic University of America offers graduate students a wide variety of funding, teaching assistantships, on-campus employment, and research opportunities. Please contact the department of your interest and ask about funding and teaching opportunities.

Campus location

Washington , United States