Comparative Literature Graduate Degree Program

Description

The Comparative Literature doctoral program allows students to pursue advanced study of world literatures within and beyond national and linguistic borders; develop knowledge of literary theory as well as interdisciplinary methodologies; and achieve proficiency in two languages (in addition to their native language). Through training in language, literary research, methodologies and pedagogy, the doctoral program in Comparative Literature thus prepares students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to function as teachers and scholars of national language departments as well as comparatists in comparative, world literature, English, Feminist Studies, Ethnic, or Global Studies departments; graduates can also pursue alternative careers that require expertise in world languages and familiarity with multi-cultural perspectives, such as library studies, international journalism, business, law, diplomacy, and non-profit organizations.

General Information

Website http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/
Address Comparative Literature Program
University of California, Santa Barbara
Phelps Hall, Room 4206
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4130
(USA)
Phone (805) 893-2131
Email jackbailey@hfa.ucsb.edu
Degrees Offered MA/PhD, PhD
Requirements
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • GRE General test scores
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Writing sample in English of no more than 25 pages (submitted in the online application)
  • Competence in a foreign language. Foreign language proficiency can be demonstrated by (a) submission of a writing sample in a foreign language, or (b) evidence that the applicant is a native speaker of a language other than English.
  • Supplemental Foreign Language Form: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/sites/default/files/CLIT_Foreign-Language-Form (submitted in the online application)
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Deadlines Fall Only - December 15, 2017 (by 11:59 PM PST)
Emphases Applied Linguistics; Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Translation Studies (All Ph.D. only)
Specializations Optional - German Literary Studies; French Literary Studies (Desired optional specialization, if applicable, should be indicated in the Statement of Purpose)
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      • Address
        • Comparative Literature Program
          University of California, Santa Barbara
          Phelps Hall, Room 4206 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4130
          (USA)
      • Phone
        • (805) 893-2131
      • Degrees Offered
        • MA/PhD, PhD
      • Requirements
          • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
          • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
          • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
          • GRE General test scores
          • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
          • Writing sample in English of no more than 25 pages (submitted in the online application)
          • Competence in a foreign language. Foreign language proficiency can be demonstrated by (a) submission of a writing sample in a foreign language, or (b) evidence that the applicant is a native speaker of a language other than English.
          • Supplemental Foreign Language Form: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/sites/default/files/CLIT_Foreign-Language-Form (submitted in the online application)
          • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
      • Pre-Application
        • No Pre-Application Necessary
      • Deadlines
        • Fall Only - December 15, 2017 (by 11:59 PM PST)
      • Emphases
        • Applied Linguistics; Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Translation Studies (All Ph.D. only)
      • Specializations
          Optional - German Literary Studies; French Literary Studies (Desired optional specialization, if applicable, should be indicated in the Statement of Purpose)