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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. PH.D.
Overall GPA
3.5
Overall GPA
3.5
Other Grade Requirements
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
CL 702, a course in literary criticism, and a seminar (an 800- or 900-level course). Contact the department for more information.
Specific Courses
Yes
  • At least 54 credits of course work in comparative literature, including 702; two additional 700-level courses; and at least two 800- or 900-level courses in comparative literature, including 822. (Please note: The 21 credits toward the M.A. are included in the requisite 54-credit minimum for a Ph.D.)
  • No more than 9 of the 54 credits may be at the 400 level. A minimum of three courses must be taken in each of the student's three areas of specialization.
  • The 54 credits will include courses in both of the following areas: archaic and/or classical literatures and medieval and/or early modern literatures. Work completed in satisfaction of the Ph.D. minor will be counted toward the 54-credit requisite minimum.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 21 credits is required to earn the degree.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 54 credits is required to earn the degree.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
  • The examination in a second language must be taken by the end of the second semester of graduate study and before the Second Year Examination.
  • The Second Year Examination must be taken in the fourth semester of graduate study. If a candidate enters the graduate program with an M.A. in comparative literature from another institution, the Second Year Examination must be taken in the second semester of graduate study. Students entering with an M.A. in another discipline may take the examination in either the second or the fourth semester. Contact the department for more information.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
  • Comprehensive examinations must be taken only on completion of the requisite minimum 54 degree credits.
  • An oral examination on the dissertation is required.
    • Other Assessments
      Follow Graduate School policy
      Other Assessments / Time Constraints
      Yes / Yes
      • The number of semesters for successful completion of course work and other requirements will not exceed 10 semesters for a full-time student. (For part-time student status, contact the department for more information.)
      • Within six weeks of successful completion of the comprehensive examination, candidates must submit a working draft of a dissertation proposal.
      • The dissertation must be deposited within two weeks of completion of all degree requirements.
      Language Requirements
      Yes
      Contact the department for more information regarding the language requirements.
      Language Requirements
      Yes
      Contact the department for information regarding the language requirements.
      Minor Requirements
      A 12-credit minor is required for the Ph.D. in comparative literature. Contact the department for more information.
      Advisor
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      Advisor
      Follow Graduate School policy
      Review Policy
      Yes
      Graduate review committee
      Annually
      Review Policy
      Yes
      Ph.D. and review committees
      Annually