For Prospective Students


Each year we matriculate about 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.

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How to Apply

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Financial Aid

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

Graduate Life

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