The Center’s certificate program in Medieval Studies is the only program of its kind in the greater DC area. It is designed to offer students a broad experience in various components of medieval civilization, providing both perspective and tools for specialized research.

The program offers three areas of specialization, reflecting the special strengths of the University and our faculty:

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

The program of 15 hours of academic credit is based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that can satisfy the needs and interest of students in a variety of scholarly fields related to the study of the medieval period, and provide them with concentrated and carefully supervised opportunities for graduate level instruction, which may serve as an entry point for a traditional degree program or as an abbreviated course of study serving professional or personal interests.