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Admissions: the Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature

The Department of French and Romance Philology offers the Ph.D. in French and Comparative literature collaboratively with the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Students interested in applying for admission into this program should apply through the French Department, indicating they wish to pursue the Comparative Literature option. Please visit the graduate section of our web site to learn more about the degree requirements.

The Comparative Literature Program at Columbia was founded in 1899, and is the oldest of such programs in the U.S. In recognition of major changes in the nature and scope of literary studies in the past few decades, Columbia's program reorganized itself in 1998 as the Center for Comparative Literature and Society. The Center's program draws on a large number of comparatists in the language and literature departments as well as in related disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, architecture, law, and the various area studies institutes. It is designed for post-M.A. students interested in the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural study of texts and traditions, media and discourses.

Note that all application requirements for the Ph.D. in French apply to the Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature. Please visit the ICLS web site and consult the GSAS bulletin for complete details on admission and requirements.


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