The Department of Romance Languages offers programs of study leading to the degree of master of arts (MA) in romance languages, French, Italian, or Spanish and to the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) in romance languages.
The master’s degree program provides solid grounding and broad coverage in the literatures and cultures of each of the language areas. The PhD program allows students to focus on a specific literary and/or cultural field of interest.
Students follow these degree programs in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, characterized by close personal supervision, interdisciplinary approaches to literary and cultural studies, and professional training in both research methods and foreign-language pedagogy.
The university’s outstanding library resources in French, Italian, and Spanish support the department’s research programs and include extensive holdings of learned periodicals.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements:
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample