Admission to the Program
The following are required as part of the admission file for all students:
- Current GRE scores (Please note: the University will consider only scores from tests taken within the last five years.)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts for all academic work since secondary school
- A writing sample consisting of an essay
- Evidence of language proficiency in the major language, in English, and a minimum of reading knowledge of a third language
- TOEFL scores for students who do not speak English as their native language (Please note: the University will consider only scores from tests taken within the last two years.)
All documents must be in English or accompanied by English translations. For students entering with the B.A. or its equivalent, formal admission to the combined Ph.D. programs is contingent upon successful completion of the M.A. degree or appropriate qualifying and review procedures.
January 15, 2017
Financial aid can take several forms. The Committee on Comparative Literature, the Departments involved and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences make every effort to provide worthy students in the Ph.D. programs with direct financial aid for up to six years of study, when warranted. For further information, please click here.