Graduate Programs

Explore our Graduate Programs

For graduate students, the Department of Romance Languages offers programs of study leading to the degree of master of arts in Romance languages, French, Italian, or Spanish and to the degree of doctor of philosophy in Romance languages or Spanish.

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Master’s Degree

Students pursuing a master’s degree may specialize in French, Italian, or Spanish, or combine two of these fields for a major in Romance languages. In addition to their coursework, students in the MA program must present a short paper, pass a written examination, and complete a research project.

Master’s Requirements 


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Doctorate Degree

Doctoral students pursue a special interest within the wider context of Romance languages and literature while developing a thorough familiarity with several fields. Our PhD program was designed to equip students with the tools necessary for high-level engagement with literary issues as well as the ability to examine challenging literary or theoretical perspectives.


Graduate Courses

Graduate students in the Department of Romance Languages complete coursework under the guidance of faculty specialists who work on all aspects of the Romance-speaking world, including North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Courses


Graduate Student

Funding Your Graduate Studies

The Department of Romance Languages offers multiple sources of funding for graduate students. PhD students making satisfactory progress toward the degree are eligible for funding packages in the form of graduate teaching fellowships.

Funding and Research Support


Prepare for Your Career

Learn about actual alumni jobs and discover resources to help you prepare for your chosen career path.

Career and Professional Development

Our Graduate Students

Connect with our vibrant community within the Department of Romance Languages.

Resources for the Graduate Community


Events

International GE Time Together
May20
International GE Time Together May 20 Susan Campbell Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day)
May21
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day) May 21 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
Department of History Seminar Series
May21
Department of History Seminar Series May 21 McKenzie Hall
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner
May21
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner May 21 Knight Library
Jamie Richards: The Third Way: Translation in and out of Comparative Literature
May21
Jamie Richards: The Third Way: Translation in and out of Comparative Literature May 21 Gerlinger Hall
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
May22
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center