The PhD Degree

The Comparative Literature program prepares students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature.   

Through the completion of advanced coursework and rigorous training in language, literary research, methodologies and pedagogy, the doctoral program in comparative literature prepares students to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to excel as teachers and scholars of national language and culture departments as well as comparatists in comparative literature, world literature and/or English departments. In addition, we also offer support for our students who are interested in exploring careers outside of the academia. The Comparative Literature program, the Graduate Division and the IHC all offer opportunities for our students to apply their skills to alternative academic careers.

In addition to the main degree the program offers two specializations or tracks:

The French Specialization

The German Specialization.