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What will I learn?

The Interdisciplinary Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers students the opportunity to explore cultures and societies of western Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, from the collapse of the Roman Empire through the 17th century. The curriculum covers topics associated with these early periods and methodological approaches to them from the humanities, social sciences, languages, and arts. The concentration emphasizes the study of distinct and temporally remote cultures, including their material conditions, social and political institutions, values and ideals, and modes of perception and expression. It encourages students to encounter the past as “another country” and thus to understand in new ways the historical conditions that have shaped our increasingly interconnected contemporary world.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,988.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,



37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 70
  • Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.