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Comparative Studies

Brigham Young University

24 months
7700 USD/year
7700 USD/year
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This Comparative Studies degree of Brigham Young University allows for study of the humanities within a comparative context not normally found in single-discipline graduate programs—that is, through interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives that permit a flexibility and breadth of study, without sacrificing rigor.


Graduate students of Comparative Studies degree of Brigham Young University thus learn to combine the synthesizing and analytical skills of various humanistic disciplines in order to develop interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the materials of human culture. Accordingly, program courses expand knowledge in humanistic disciplines and provide intense opportunities to develop wide-ranging research and writing.

Key facts:

  • Emphasize advanced training in one discipline within the humanistic tradition, (e.g. literature, art history, philosophy, music, dance, film, etc.), and demonstrate broad interdisciplinary knowledge of intellectual and artistic creativity.
  • Produce scholarly writing incorporating mastery of existing scholarship and analysis, revision, and oral presentation.
  • Demonstrate additional disciplinary proficiency either in a second foreign language (a 300 level course with a significant literary component, but not the same course(s) used for the general language requirment) or advanced course work in a discipline other than literature (e.g., art history, history, philosophy, film, etc.). Graduate advisors must approve students' areas of emphasis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art in Theory: Language
  • Studies in Curatorship
  • Foreign Language Readings for Art Historians
  • Colloquium in Comparative Studies
  • Studies in Periods and Movements
  • Studies in Genres and Forms
  • Studies in Themes and Types

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.73 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE
  • A writing sample

Tuition Fee

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    7700 USD/year
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    7700 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7700 USD per year during 24 months.

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944 - 1633 USD /month
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