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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Ohio State University

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
36430 USD/year
33502 USD/year
11508 USD/year
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About

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies major from The Ohio State University offers an excellent preparation for humanities graduate programs, but also provides a useful and well-rounded education for any student who values history, culture and the arts in their broadest sense.

Overview

Medieval and Renaissance studies (MRS) provides a wide-ranging introduction to the medieval and early modern eras, spanning late antiquity to the mid-seventeenth century and reaching from Europe to cultures around the globe. It is adaptable to individual student interests, emphasizing historical traditions but also promoting reflection on the presence of the past in a fast-moving twenty-first-century world. 

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), one of the oldest and most highly developed centers at Ohio State and one of the few that offers its own course of study, administers the MRS major. The CMRS promotes interdisciplinary scholarship that crosses traditional historical and geographical boundaries.

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies major from The Ohio State University opens doors onto the history, literature, arts, philosophies and religions of Europe, the Mediterranean world, the Near East and Asia. And it’s easy to get involved in the center’s intellectual life outside the classroom: the CMRS annually runs a scholarly lecture series, an evening film series, a two-day Popular Culture and the Deep Past conference/festival, and competitions for essay prizes and travel funding.

Possible careers

When you earn a degree in medieval and Renaissance studies (MRS), potential employers and graduate school admissions committees will know that you’ve engaged in research, academic writing and critical thinking across several disciplines.

Graduate of this interdisciplinary liberal arts education are attractive to many employers who seek to hire graduates with liberal arts backgrounds to teach languages, literature and history in private secondary schools; to work in staff and administrative roles in educational institutions at all levels; and to take up entry-level positions in publishing, media, state and local government, the nonprofit sector, and museums and other institutions that offer educational programming and outreach. The skills MRS students develop also provide well-rounded intellectual preparation for law and business school.

Additionally, students may go on to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in affiliated disciplines, such as comparative studies, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, history, history of art, Islamic studies, Jewish studies, Latin, linguistics, music history, philosophy, Slavic languages and literatures, Spanish and Portuguese, theatre, and theology. Others may choose to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science or to receive further training in historical preservation and conservation, en route to exciting careers in museums, libraries and archives.

Students can explore career options through Career Connection and the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office. Providing complimentary services, Career Connection focuses on helping students establish a career direction, while the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office assists students with finding internships—experiences that are essential to testing out the suitability of career fields they are considering.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Taught by professors from several different departments, the medieval and Renaissance studies (MRS) curriculum is fundamentally interdisciplinary. 
  • Students learn about literary, artistic, musical and other historical traditions; develop foreign language abilities; and acquire analytical skills applicable to both ancient and modern artifacts, ranging from manuscripts to MP3s.
  • Specific course choices are worked out on an individual basis and will vary according to the student’s particular interests. 
  • A concentration in a primary field will be complemented by select courses in other disciplines which will provide a solid foundation in the culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as well as the tools required to pursue more advanced study of these periods in a given area.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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