Columbia University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

English and Comparative Literature


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.;, M.A.;M.Phil.; Full-Time/Part-Time: M.A. only

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Columbia University in the City of New York's English and Comparative Literature Department offers a broad range of courses in traditional and emerging fields of literary and cultural study. The advanced "Literature in English" subject test of the G.R.E. is not required. In the M.A. year, students take eight courses, four of which must be seminars and include the fall Master's seminar in literary theory. M.A. students must also complete the Master's Essay and demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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