COLLEGIUM AUGUSTINIANUM


GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

Institute for Medieval Studies 



DOCTOR OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES (M.S.D.) degree in Medieval Christian Civilization


This is an interdisciplinary doctoral program and a joint venture of the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Canon Law and the Institute for Medieval Studies. In this program, the student may pursue any topic in Medieval Christian Civilization acceptable to his or her supervising professor concering philosophy, theology, canon law, literature, art or architecture.


This doctoral degree requires the completion of a Master's degree in a related field and proof of competency in Latin, which can be demonstrated by passing a Language Examination or the successful completion of Intermediate Latin.




DOCTOR OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES (M.S.D.) degree in Medieval Christian Palaeography


This is an interdisciplinary doctoral program and a joint venture of the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Sacred Theology and the Institute for Mediaeval Studies in which a student may focus his or her research and dissertation on a mediaeval manuscript usually concerning one or more of Augustine’s works or a text concerning the Augustinian tradition. While our degree programs are generally non-residential, this particular doctoral program will require one year’s residence either in Paris or in Philadelphia. In Paris, our students will be in residence at Institute d’Etudes Augustiniennes of the Institut Catholique de Paris in France, and our students have full access to the Libraries and its collections.

 

In Philadelphia, students have access to our collection of ancient and mediaeval manuscripts. Students pursuing this doctoral program are required to focus on a chosen manuscript that has not yet been translated. The dissertation will essentially consist of an original translation and critical commentary of a chosen mediaeval manuscript under the direction of one of our fellows. During the doctoral program, students in residence at the Collegium Augustinianum Philadelphia will be eligible to receive a Research Fellowship that may also include tuition remission and/or a stipend. Students in this program may also conduct their doctoral work under the Chair of St. Augustine. 


This degree program requires the completion of a Master's degree in a related field and proof of a high proficiency in Latin, which can be demonstrated by a Language Examination or completion of Advanced Latin.


                                      


MASTER OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES (M.M.S.) degree
in Medieval Christian Civilization

This is also a joint degree program, interdisciplinary in nature, that may involve philosophy, theology, languages, literature, art, and architecture that requires participation in the summer study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Since it is a research degree, the student proposes a research project with a professor who agrees to supervise the student's research and writing of the Master's thesis.

The program requires a language examination in Latin, a Comprehensive Examination (including written and oral parts) and the submission of a thesis.