Prospective Student Information

How to Apply

Application for the Ph.D. Program in Medieval Studies is made through the Graduate School. Apply online at The application deadline is January 2, 2017.

In addition the program requires a writing sample of 10-15 pages, double-spaced, to be submitted.

Inquiries about the Medieval Studies Ph.D. Program may be addressed to:

Medieval Studies Program
P.O. Box 208298
New Haven, CT 06520-8298

For Admissions information please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admission
P.O. Box 208323
New Haven, CT 06520-8323
(203) 432-2771


Application forms for the M.Phil. Fellowship are available online at Grants and Fellowships. Forms are also available from the Program Office, 310 Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street. The mail address is:

P.O. Box 208313
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8313

Applications for the M.Phil Fellowship are due by January 31 each year. 

Application for M.Phil. Fellowship

Additional information about the Medieval M.Phil. Fellowship is available at Graduate Programs | Medieval Studies Program

General New Student Information, Questions and Referrals: The McDougal Center serves as “information central” for incoming students. The Center can address new student questions about families, childcare, parking, travel, schedules, or other areas of life at Yale and in New Haven .

Contact: Graduate Student Life at the McDougal Center, HGS 123

Other information for Incoming Students:

  • Living in New Haven Web Page:
  • Brand new Yale-wide web page for all prospective & current students, faculty & staff. Pictures, video testimonials, neighborhood profiles and information links on community, housing culture, shopping, transit and services in New Haven. Info will be updated regularly.
  • Yale Visitors Center:
    Tours, Exhibits, Attractions, Lodging & Directions, and more.
  • Gateway for New Students:
    Orientation and New Student Checklist.
  • New Student Information WebSite & Checklist:
    At this website, students get information on completing specific health, ID, and other forms prior to beginning at Yale in the fall.
  • Graduate School Bulletin, “Programs and Policies”:
    The Blue Book, listing policies, programs and courses, is available in August each year. New Students receive a copy at Orientation checkin at the Graduate School . See it online by clicking on the link above.

Please note that first-year students are expected to arrive on campus no later than August 19, 2013 in order to participate in an orientation program prior to the start of the fall term.

Our Graduate Housing office begins to accept applications for on-campus dormitories and apartments on April 1, and Yale-affiliated University Properties begins leasing apartments now for summer. Apply promptly, as space is limited.