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Graduate Studies

Known for its excellence in diverse fields of medieval research, Fordham University offers the master of arts degree in medieval studies and a doctoral-level medieval concentration. Fordham's intimate size and tradition of devotion to teaching offers students an intellectual climate in which faculty members, well-known and active in the scholarly community, encourage and support students in their academic pursuits. The University offers graduate assistantships and fellowships to a limited number of students.

The program is administered through its Director and through the Center for Medieval Studies, located at the Rose Hill campus. The Center houses a small library and discussion area available to students. The main University library is especially strong in its medieval holdings. Fordham's location in New York City affords easy access to other major libraries (such as the Pierpont Morgan and the New York Public Library), museums (for example, The Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art), and other institutions of higher learning. A University-operated campus shuttle makes regular trips between the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses throughout the day and evening.

The Center supports the exchange of views and information through its annual conferences and speakers series. Fordham faculty are also invited to address colleagues and students informally, and graduate students have also presented lectures.

 


Graduate Essay Prizes

The Center for Medieval Studies offers two prizes each year for essays written on a medieval topic in a graduate course offered by one of the participating departments; winners receive a book or cash prize and a certificate in recognition of their achievement.

The First Year Graduate Essay Prize in Medieval Studies:

  • The author of the essay must be a graduate student in his or her first year of study at Fordham in the academic year.
  • Nominated papers must be no longer than 25 pages and written for a graduate course in one of our participating departments, on a medieval topic.
  • One copy of the essay should be submitted to the Director of Medieval Studies, along with a letter of nomination by a faculty member.

The Joseph O'Callaghan Graduate Essay Prize in Medieval Studies:

  • The author of the essay should be a graduate student at Fordham University.
  • Nominated papers can be of any length, but should have been written for a graduate course in one of the participating departments, on a medieval topic.
  • One copy of the essay should be submitted to the Director of Medieval Studies, along with a letter of nomination by a faculty member.

 


Last modified: January 2013
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