Info for Current Students

Policies and Procedures

Degree Completion Timeline (Full-time PhD)

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Fifth Year and Beyond

At end of second year, submit Application to Candidacy (ATC) and Certification of Full Time Status (CFTS).

Supported (9 hrs/semester)

  • 5 Intensive Seminars and
  • 1 Extensive Seminar

18 credit hrs (36 cumulative total)

Unsupported (12 hrs/semester)

  • 5 Intensive Seminars and
  • 3 Extensive Seminars

24 credit hrs (48 cumulative total)

Degree Completion Timeline (Full-time MA, self-funded)

First Year Second Year

First Semester

  • 3 “Intensive” seminars
  • 1 COL 598 Master’s Project Guidance (3 credits)

12 credit hrs (36 cumulative total, minimum required: 30)

The MA can be finished in three semesters. The total number of credit hours for the MA in Comparative Literature is 30. The schedule outlined above is a reasonable way to fulfill the requirements of the program, but the program can also be completed in four semesters. The fourth semester, the student would enroll only in COL 598. Discuss with the DGS and the Graduate Secretary about filling out the Certificate of Full-Time Status, which enables the student to enroll in only 1 credit hour but to still maintain full-time status.