At least 20 credit hours of course work in Comparative Literature, including C501, and one course on European literature in the pre-modern period (C505, C521, C523, or C525), a course taken as a pro-seminar, and completion of a master’s project.
Your course work may emphasize Western literatures, cross-cultural literary relations, or studies in literature and the arts (music, film, and the visual arts).
Certification of reading proficiency in two foreign languages is required, but no credit for courses in foreign language study will count toward the required 20 hours.
The dual degree must be completed within six years from the semester in which you are first enrolled in courses counting toward a dual degree. You should plan to complete the work in the Luddy School and the Department of Comparative Literature at the same time, not receiving the degree in one domain before the other.
A dual master’s degree student will have an advisor and a student file in both departments. You may apply for financial support from either department, or from both. Both departments must certify completion of the degree requirements.
Students pursuing a graduate degree in Comparative Literature should use the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin.
Official requirements for our graduate degrees can be found by clicking on the Bulletin below:
2022-23: Comparative Literature University Graduate School Academic Bulletin