The Department of Romance Studies at Duke University offers doctoral programs in French and Francophone, Italian, Spanish and Latin American literatures and culture. It also offers an innovative Ph.D. track in comparative Romance Studies for students who want to combine two linguistic traditions in their research plans.
The department has about many resident students in the various programs and fields. The academic needs of individual students are met through regular advising and close work with members of the faculty. The aim is to provide a meaningfully adjusted course of study in light of the different individual interests and strengths that graduate students bring to the department. A Graduate Committee comprised of faculty and students constitutes the official link between the departmental faculty and the student body.
Students and faculty also benefit from the Triangle Research Library Network, which gives access to the main libraries of the Triangle area.