Comparative Literature, M.A. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Comparative Literature Graduate Program offered by the University of California, Davis, enables students to study several literatures in their original languages in a theoretically and historically informed context and from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.


Key facts

Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis, provides students the opportunity to create an individual program tailored to their unique interests and goals. Individually supervised instruction and specially designed qualifying exams permit students to pursue their interests in depth and with great flexibility. The department offers both a Ph.D. and a two-year, thesis-based M.A. program. Ph.D. students study three literatures in the original languages and have the option of being examined on a special topic of their own choosing instead of their third literature. The M.A. program combines core courses on the theory and practice of comparison with broad opportunities for work in specific languages and literatures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Colloquium in Comparative Literature
  • Guided Research in Comparative Literature
  • Approaches to Critical Theory
  • Graduate seminars in Primary Literature of concentration
  • Graduate seminar in Secondary Literature of concentration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee: $120 domestic, $140 international.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement
  • Sample of recent written work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Transcript Translations

Tuition Fee

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    11700 USD/year
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  • National

    11700 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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