Romance Languages and Literatures
Our community celebrates the humanities at the same time as it reimagines the importance of humanistic study in the global age.
Faculty members are experts, not only in language but in other areas as well, allowing you to take courses in different departments. You can craft your own path in the Romance languages and literatures, as other students have done, in areas like medieval studies, poetics, feminist theory, urban studies, performance studies, gender studies, and philosophy.
Examples of student theses and dissertations include “Affecting Lives: The Politics of Biography in Modern Italy, (1850-1881),” “Declining (the) Subject: Immunity and the Crisis of Masculine Selfhood in Modern France (1870-2000),” and “The 1824 Confederation of the Equator and Cultural Production in Brazil.”
Graduates have secured faculty and research positions at prestigious institutions such as Columbia University, New York University Abu Dhabi, Ecole Internationale Bilingue in France, and the Universita Di Parma in Italy. Others have gone on to careers in strategic consulting, research, and communications.
Areas of Study
French | Italian | Portuguese | Spanish | Joint Track | Unspecified
Please review admissions requirements and other information before applying. You can find degree program-specific admissions requirements below and access additional guidance on applying from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
A writing sample is required as part of the application and should be a sample of your best scholarly work in your chosen area of study, between 15 to 20 pages, double-spaced, written in the target language.
GRE General: Required