Admission

Admission

Admission

Admission to the M.A. program in Medieval Studies is administered through WMU's self-managed application system. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all admission materials to the appropriate offices before the published deadline. The application process is expected to change to an online system for fall 2015 admission. Please return to this website for information.

Application Process

The process consists of two parts: (1) application to WMU Office of Admissions and (2) application to the Medieval Institute.

1. Application to WMU Office of Admissions comprises the following:

  • a completed online application (external link)
  • $50.00 non refundable application fee (to be paid online)
  • scores from the Graduate Record Examination general test
  • official transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate institution attended (WMU excluded)

2. Application to the Medieval Institute (1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008-5432) comprises the following:

  • three letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study
  • a written statement summarizing relevant experience and identifying areas of interest and academic and professional goals (500-1500 words)
  • an academic writing sample
  • a resume

All students considered for admission to the M.A. program are considered for departmental financial aid.

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Deadlines

Image of an alarm clock The deadline for complete applications by U.S. citizens is January 15 for fall (September) admission.

The deadline for international admissions, set by the office of International Admissions and Services, varies from that posted here for domestic admissions.

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International Students

Graduate applications and admissions for international students are processed by WMU's Office of International Services and Student Affairs, which assists students in compiling their application files. Applications for admission and instructions are available from the offfice of International Admissions and Services.

International Admissions and Services
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5245

email to oiss-info@wmich.edu
fax: (269) 387-5890

Image of an alarm clock The deadline for international admissions, as well as application fees, varies from that posted here for domestic admissions.

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More Information about the Program

For further information about the M.A. program and the application process contact:

Elisabeth Carnell
The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432

email to elisabeth.carnell@wmich.edu
phone: (269) 387-8745
fax: (269) 387-8750

If you are applying to the M.A. program and would like to be in contact with currently enrolled students, please email us at medieval-institute@wmich.edu.

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Photograph: Walwood Hall, home of the Medieval Institute

 

The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5432 USA
(269) 387-8745 | (269) 387-8750 Fax
medieval-institute@wmich.edu