What will I learn?

To qualify for the doctorate, a student must satisfactorily complete graduate studies totaling at least 72 points (at least 32 points in residence at New York University), pass a qualifying examination, and present an acceptable dissertation. Completion of all requirements is expected within seven years and preferably within five for students entering with a B.A. degree or within three to four years for students entering with an M.A. degree. It is recommended that every student plan to spend at least one semester in Italy for research and/or course work.

Concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is interdisciplinary in nature and creates a framework and community for diverse approaches to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It complements doctoral students’ work in their home departments with interdisciplinary study of the broad range of culture in the medieval and early modern periods, as well as of the theories and methods that attend them. The concentration is designed to train specialists who are firmly based in a traditional discipline but who can work across disciplinary boundaries, making use of varied theoretical approaches and methodological practices. The concentration consists of twenty credits distributed under the following courses: Proseminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, MEDI-GA 1100, Late Latin and Early Vernaculars, MEDI-GA 2100 or other approved course, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Workshop, MEDI-GA 2000, 2 points per semester taken twice in an academic year. Students must also take one approved course in the area of Medieval and Renaissance Media: Visual and Material Cultures, and one approved course in a medieval or early modern topic. At least one course, not counting either the Proseminar or Workshop, must be taken outside a student’s home department. In addition, students pursuing the concentration will present a paper at least once either in the Workshop or in a conference offered by the Medieval and Renaissance Center.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (72 points)

Tuition fees
US$48,892.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2022


Graduate School of Arts and Science

New York,

10276, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Evidence that the applicant meets these criteria includes but is not limited to: Completion of undergraduate and master's degrees One prior degree in nutrition and dietetics Overall GPA > 3.5 in at least one prior academic degree program

For international students

All applicants must possess a bachelor's degree (or equivalent international credential) and demonstrate motivation, intellectual curiosity, and the promise of great scholarly achievement. Additional requirements vary by program.

For the TOEFL, the Graduate School recommends that the applicant achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based test. For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.

Application Deadlines

December 18: Recommended date, fall only admission
January 4: Final deadline date, fall only admission

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


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