University of Oregon

24 months
35211 USD/year
35211 USD/year
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The Department of Romance Languages offers programs of study leading to the degree of master of arts (MA) in Romance languages, French, Italian, or Spanish and to the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Romance languages.


The master’s degree program provides solid grounding and broad coverage in the literatures and cultures of each of the language areas. The PhD program allows students to focus on a specific literary and/or cultural field of interest.

The programme

Students follow these degree programs in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, characterized by close personal supervision, interdisciplinary approaches to literary and cultural studies, and professional training in both research methods and foreign-language pedagogy.

The university’s library resources for research in French, Italian, and Spanish support the department’s graduate programs; in some fields they are outstanding. The library’s holdings of learned periodicals are extensive.

Programme Structure

Core Courses:

  • Workshop
  • Graduate Study in Romance Languages
  • Romance Languages Colloquium
  • Seminar
  • Two graduate-level courses in medieval literature 
  • Two graduate-level courses in Renaissance literature 
  • Two graduate-level courses in 17th–19th century literature 
  • Two graduate-level courses in literature from 20th century to the present 
  • Italian language courses 
  • Research project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




52-58 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

An applicant for admission to the master of arts (MA) program should have completed an undergraduate major in a Romance language and literature or its equivalent (e.g., licence, laurea, licenciatura). Students with a degree in another discipline may apply, provided they have a good knowledge of at least one Romance language and are familiar with one Romance literature.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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