University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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Comparative Literature (Direct-Entry)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Comparative Literature
Description The Comparative Literature PhD program accommodates a diverse range of students’ interests united by a shared concern for comparative issues. The interdisciplinary and transnational character of the program is reflected in the fact that students may take up to approximately half their courses in other departments of their choice. Students work in at least two languages other than English, and their study may include work in a non-literary discipline. All incoming students meet with the Graduate Coordinator to discuss their program and to decide on their course of study before beginning classes. The Centre for Comparative Literature only provides supervision in areas which fall within the competency, interests, or availability of its graduate faculty.
Website: Comparative Literature (Direct-Entry) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Students coming directly out of an appropriate undergraduate program (direct-entry) who have a demonstrated, exceptional ability to undertake advanced research in two languages and literatures other than English may be considered for direct admission into the PhD program. Applicants, including those from the University of Toronto, must arrange for recommendations from two referees; must submit a statement of purpose not exceeding 500 words; and must submit a sample of written work, preferably a short essay on a literary topic.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 23, 2017