University of Notre Dame

Graduate School

Ph.D. in Literature


323 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

United States


(574) 631-9810

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. Program in Literature offers an innovative academic framework for the formation of future scholar-teachers in both the classical and modern languages and literatures. Guided by the director and by faculty advisers in their primary field, students are expected to fashion individualized courses of study bringing together an integrated blend of courses in their primary field, in related field(s), and/or in literature more broadly construed. The doctoral program has been designed in recognition of and in anticipation of more dramatic changes in the way literature is taught and studied. The Program's design allows for the development of graduates with multiple interdisciplinary competencies: in a national literature, in a cross-cultural field or genre, in diverse approaches to literature from a transnational and even global perspective, and in the instruction of one or more foreign languages. Student may also earn a graduate minor in gender studies, film studies Irish and religion and literature.. Accepted students are eligible to receive a stipend ($19,000; more if awarded a special fellowship) for up to five years and tuition fellowships ($46,010 for AY 2014-2015) for up eight years. Funding opportunities for summer research.



International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 51

In State Tuition (per year): 46010 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 46010 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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