Joint MA/PhD with Comparative Literature
The Romance Languages and Comparative Literature departments offer a collaborative program providing two options:
The MA in French and PhD in Comparative Literature with a major specialization in French literature.
The MA in Spanish and PhD in Comparative Literature with major specializations in Spanish or Spanish American literature.
The program recognizes the need to meld traditional foreign language and literature studies with current developments in contemporary literary theory. It will give students a strong concentration in language, a national literature, literary theory and criticism.
Students interested in pursuing an MA in RLL and a PhD in Comp Lit, should specify that in their original application to RLL and a joint graduate committee will review the application. After being admitted, students would conduct a regular course of study in RLL and take the MA exam. After passing the exams, they can begin taking courses toward their PhD, the Comparative Literature program, without having to take comprehensive exams. Students admitted in the combined MA/Phd will not be guaranteed funding, although they would be eligible for it.