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Comparative Literature, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #972 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Comparative Literature program of San Francisco State University combines the objectives of graduate study in foreign languages and literature with an emphasis on the intercultural and international aspects of literature.
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Overview

The Comparative Literature program of San Francisco State University provides graduate training in subjects common to more than one national literature. Research work in the program is directed toward the problems of literary theory and analysis, genre studies, and literary history.

Career paths

The graduate degree in Comparative Literature is of particular value for students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in comparative literature, English, foreign language and literature, interdisciplinary humanities, or who plan to teach at the middle school, high school, or community college levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Study in Comparative Literature
  • Seminar: Topics in Critical Theory
  • Topics in Comparative Literature
  • Advanced Study in Comparative Literature
  • Editing and Publishing the Comparative Literature Journal
  • Directed Reading in Comparative Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    7

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    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate major in literature (comparative and/or world literature, English, or any foreign language and literature)
  • Sufficient proficiency in a foreign language/literature taught at the graduate level at SF State
  • English language proficiency
  • Two-three page statement of purpose
  • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
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