Comparative Literature Program | College of Liberal Arts
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Prospective Students

Program Overview

The Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas encourages a wide variety of critical methodologies and approaches. It operates on the assumption that many versions of the discipline coexist productively and that their doing so will stimulate fruitful debates among faculty and students. Moreover, in keeping with its open and flexible conception of Comparative Literature, the Program does not restrict the literatures taught in it to any particular geographical area or to any historical period: they range from Latin American to Russian, classical Greek to Hindi, contemporary American to ancient Chinese.

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Admissions Overview

The Graduate Admissions Committee of the Program accepts approximately 10 to 15% of the students who apply. The Program admits students in the fall semester only. The deadline for applications for admission to the program for Fall 2024 is December 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm CST. It is also the early deadline for those wishing to be considered for University Fellowships. Begin the application process here.>>

Support Overview

Almost all of those who attend the program receive financial aid—a few in the form of fellowships, most in the form of teaching assistantships or assistant instructorships awarded by the language and literature departments at the University. Prospective students should read all the information on this website and at the Graduate School website, and should follow instructions carefully. Failure to do so will result in delays or incomplete files which will not be reviewed. Read more about support for students in the program here.>>

Graduate Admissions GRE

The Program in Comparative Literature will not require the GRE. Please email the Graduate Coordinator with any administrative questions about applications or admission. For academic issues or questions regarding applying to the Program, please contact the Graduate Adviser.

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