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 deadlines.

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)
  • $40.00 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:

  • two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study (Letters must have original signatures on letterhead and must be returned either directly from referees to the department or, if gathered and sent by the applicant, must be delivered in sealed envelopes with referees’ signatures across the seal.  As applicants bear responsibility for delivery of these letters, it may be advisable to ask three individuals for references.)
  • a letter of intent stating areas of interest and academic and professional goals
  • an academic writing sample

A separate application is required to be considered for Medieval Institute financial aid.

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Deadlines

Image of an alarm clock Deadlines for complete applications are as follows:

  • January 15 for fall (September) admission
  • September 15 for spring (January) admission

Deadlines for international admissions, set by the office of International Admissions and Services, vary from those 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 Deadlines for international admissions, as well as application fees, vary from those 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