Ph.D. Requirements

The Romance Studies requirements for the PhD courses are 14 graduate courses for those entering with a B.A. Of those, at least 8 must be taken within the Romance Studies Department; the others can be taken in other departments.

Optional, accelerated path for students entering with an M.A. 

Students who enter with the M.A. only need to complete 10 graduate courses; provided that 4 of their previous graduate courses are in the field of study or a closely related field.  Of those 10 courses, at least six must be taken within the Romance Studies Department; the others can be taken in other departments.  Students who wish to pursue this option need the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).

Flexibility in Curriculum

Recognizing that the special abilities and intellectual interests of certain graduate students may call for flexibility in application of the program rules, the graduate faculty may recommend and, with approval of the DGS, implement exceptions to stated program requirements, such as allowing more than the usual number of outside courses or independent studies. Extensive modifications may, however, require a petition to the graduate faculty that must be approved prior to undertaking the modified program for which the student petitions.