* A master's degree is only attainable as part of the doctoral program, not as a standalone master's degree.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts and Sciences
MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE
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.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.
UO Application Requirements
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement for International Applicants
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample
- GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)