Medieval Studies at the University of Connecticut was established in 1967, and has since then been dedicated to providing education to students of the Middle Ages. The Medieval Studies Program is the only one of its kind at a public institution in the northeast which grants both a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Studies.
From its beginnings, Medieval Studies has thrived on an interdisciplinary approach, with cooperation from faculty in the Departments of Art and Art History, English, History, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, and Music. Students take courses in a variety of these cooperating departments and pursue both major and minor thematic specializations in fields specific to their scholarship. The Program also hosts a Medieval Colloquia series of lectures throughout the year, as well as an annual visiting professor from an outside institution.
In recent years, Medieval Studies has retained an enrollment of approximately fifteen students, including both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates. Among these students, major and minor thematic specializations have included Art History, Biblical Studies, English, French, History, Old Irish, Old Norse, Latin, and Theology.