Comparative Literature: PhD

* A master's degree is only attainable as part of the doctoral program, not as a standalone master's degree.

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Comparative Literature


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

6.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The comparative literature department—the first of its kind in the West Coast—has offered a flexible, individualized course of study without sacrificing a classic commitment to language and literary history.

The PhD program offers a humane, supportive setting for graduate education. PhD students are guaranteed funding to support their graduate training, and all receive state-of-the-art teacher training.

Furthermore, thanks to a curriculum that emphasizes collaboration and mentorship, graduate students receive unparalleled opportunities to design and teach their own undergraduate literature classes and tutorials.

The Department of Comparative Literature has one of the most intellectually diverse faculties in the country, with strengths ranging from antiquity and the early modern, to contemporary globalization studies and minority pieces of literature.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Optional

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)

Not Required

  • GMAT

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