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Graduate School

Comparative Literature Ph.D.


  • Major: Comparative Literature
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

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Fall Application Deadline (requesting funding): January 15
Fall Application Deadline: June 1

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE Scores 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample of approximately 3,000 words, in language relevant to the concentration. This can be a paper written for a course or an essay prepared specifically for the application. Non-native English speakers should include an English summary of their sample.
  • Personal Statement:  Statement of purpose written in English that explains the connection between this program and your personal goals
  • 3-minute unscripted speaking recording in the foreign language of the concentration (non-native English speakers must also include a portion in the English language)

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

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