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Medieval Studies Major

82 yearly degrees
#338 in popularity
$66,000 median salary

Medieval studies is a major that typically falls into the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in medieval studies, 43 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 10 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 5 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Medieval Studies Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 100 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medieval studies in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 55.6% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of medieval studies majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.9%
  • White: 75.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.4%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Medieval Studies Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in medieval studies. About 4.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending medieval studies majors to the U.S. are United Kingdom, Canada and Poland.

What Will You Learn as a Medieval Studies Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to medieval studies to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Medieval Studies Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Medieval Studies Majors

Skills for Medieval Studies Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to medieval studies:

Important Skills for Medieval Studies Majors

Abilities for Medieval Studies Majors

As a medieval studies major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

Important Abilities for medieval studies Majors

What Can You Do With a Medieval Studies Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with medieval studies:

Careers Related to Medieval Studies
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary




Medieval Studies Major Salary

Medieval studies majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $66,000 to $66,000. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for a Medieval Studies Major  ( 66000 to 66000 )
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Medieval Studies Major Jobs

Some careers associated with medieval studies may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to medieval studies have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Medieval Studies
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Post-Secondary Certificate


Some College Courses


Associate's Degree or Equivalent


Bachelor's Degree


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Master's Degree


Post-Master's Certificate


First Professional Degree


Doctoral Degree


Post-Doctoral Training


Online Medieval Studies Programs

There are 43 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in medieval studies, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

Is a Medieval Studies Major Worth It?

The median salary for a medieval studies grad is $66,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 71% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $549,600 after 20 years!

medieval studies salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period


Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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