Career Opportunities

Why medieval studies?

Students of the Medieval Institute develop a wide range of transferable skills, since their programs of study allow them to pursue specialized interests while acquiring a broad interdisciplinary background in medieval history, languages, literatures and religion. Recent placement information shows that many have pursued doctorates at prestigious universities in the United Status and abroad. Others have translated the skills they refined in our program to rewarding careers, across several employment sectors in various jobs. 

Placement statistics

The training that the Medieval Institute provides translates extremely into many and diverse careers. From 2015–2021, 46% of our graduates were pursuing an advanced degree, 17% were employed teaching high school, 11% were librarians or IT professionals, and 22% were in other careers.

Major skills

  • Critical evaluation/analytical skills
  • Foreign language skills
  • Oral communication skills
  • Pedagogical skills
  • Research skills
  • Written communication skills

Recent alumni employment sectors

  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Libraries
  • Politics and Education
  • Publishing
  • Secondary Education

Recent alumni job titles

  • Associate Dean
  • Client Services Manager
  • Commissioning Editor
  • Community Engagement Manager
  • Curator of Digital Research Services
  • Director of Transition Programs
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Freelance Writer
  • Instructional Design Consultant
  • Journals Production Coordinator
  • Legislative Affairs Manager
  • Production/Editorial Assistant
  • Research and IT Specialist
  • School Teacher (English, history, Latin)
  • Senior IT Program Manager
  • Special Collections Catalog Librarian
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • University Professor (English, history)