For Prospective Students


Each year we matriculate around 6 new students in our doctoral program, with a smaller number of JD-MAs each year. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program generally receive multi-year funding packages from the graduate school. This package includes tuition, a stipend, a teaching assistantship, and medical insurance among other benefits. Comparatively small incoming classes allow for close relationships with faculty, as well as individually tailored courses of study. Romance Studies graduate students receive numerous opportunities to teach, both as T.A.s and eventually, on their own, both at Duke and other area colleges and universities.

Where our Students Go

# Students Completing Ph.D. 2002-2012 Academic Tenure Track Academic Non-Tenure Track Other Employment Unknown
56 34 16 3 3

For a breakdown, please see our placement data.

Explore our Program

Financial Aid

Read about our financial aid opportunities, including fellowships from the university and other sources, teaching, and work-study.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about test scores, selectivity and opportunities, etc.

Graduate Life

Learn about the many aspects of student graduate life, including groups, activities and life in Durham, NC.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for a Romance Studies Ph.D., and Juris Doctorate/Master of Arts degree.