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Comparative Literature, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

to critical theory and a progressive understanding of the discipline. Examining the ways in which the humanities have engaged with socio-political and ethical concerns in a contemporary world, our interdisciplinary and progressive perspective generates new and exciting scholarship. A clear emphasis on language and linguistics allows for thinking through the temporalities and nuances of addressing the fundamental questions concerning the study of the humanities. Our programs provide qualified students with the framework necessary for studying not only a broad range of literatures, but also other arts and the pursuit of translation studies or interdisciplinary studies.

The department offers three avenues of graduate study with Master of Arts (MA) and doctorate options. It features, in addition to its primary MA and PhD programs in comparative literature, an MA in translation studies, a unique interdisciplinary doctoral program in philosophy, literature, and the theory of criticism, as well as a PhD in translation studies through the internationally recognized Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP). Students seeking entry into any of these degree programs must be able to do graduate-level work in one or more foreign languages and must make substantial use of the foreign languages they command while completing coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First literature
  • Second literature or minor
  • Topics in Translation Theory
For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

All applicants must submit:
  • Online application
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, unless otherwise specified by program
  • Any program-specific application materials, such as writing or work samples, licenses or certifications, and test scores
International students must also submit:
  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    13195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13195 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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