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Medieval Studies

Smith College

48 months
53940 USD/year
53940 USD/year
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The Medieval Studies program at the Smith College recreates an understanding of both the unity and diversity of Europe’s fascinating civilization in the Middle Ages. By taking courses in related disciplines, students who major or minor in medieval studies can create a valuable complement to another major or minor in one of the participating departments.


Medieval Europe’s diverse regional cultures were balanced by a conscious attempt to create a unified view of the world that embraced religious and social ideals, Latin and vernacular literature, and music and the visual arts. The Medieval Studies program at the Smith College has subjects that are now typically separated into different academic disciplines were rarely separated in the Middle Ages; medieval studies let students bring these subjects together in a natural, multidisciplinary way.

Medieval Studies Learning Goals

  • Acquire an understanding of the unity and of the diversity of European civilization in the Middle Ages as expressed in art, history, literature, music and religion.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct academic work across and forge intellectual connections between the approaches and subject matters in the different disciplines that make up the program.
  • Achieve linguistic proficiency in a medieval language.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research and to express ideas clearly and cogently in both written and spoken language.

Programme Structure

Course outline:

  • All medieval studies majors are expected to achieve a working knowledge of the Latin language. This requirement may be satisfied by taking at least one Latin course for four credits at the 200 level or above. 
  • If a student has no prior Latin or is insufficiently prepared for a 200-level course, she will take Latin 100d (for eight credits) in order to fulfill this requirement. All students are urged to continue Latin until they have taken at least one course at the 200 level. 
  • A biblical or Koranic language (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic) can substitute for Latin with permission of the adviser. The student must pursue the classical or scriptural form of the language, not modern Greek, Hebrew or Arabic.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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    53940 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northampton

1156 - 2393 USD /month
Living costs

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