Medieval and Byzantine Studies, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. degree program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies from Catholic University of America offers students broad and interdisciplinary training in various components of medieval civilization, providing both perspective and tools for specialized research.


The Medieval and Byzantine Studies program from Catholic University of America 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. 

Students must choose one of three possible regional and civilizational foci:

  • The Medieval West
  • Byzantine and Orthodox Studies
  • The Islamic World

Permutations of these regional divisions-such as studies of borders and intersections of these areas-can also be accommodated with the approval of the MBS director. The program requires 30 hours of academic credit taken from three broad categories: History and Social Structures; Thought and Worship; and Cultural and Artistic Expressions.

Language requirements:

  • 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.

Research requirement:

  • Non-thesis option: Two substantive research papers submitted for review and approval by a faculty committee appointed by the MBS director.
  • Thesis option: Successful completion of the M.A. thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Course work: Ten approved graduate courses (30 credit hours) in a distribution determined by the primary area (see below). For students choosing the thesis option, two of those ten courses (6 credit-hours) will consist of thesis advising.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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