On the Web

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Website
Graduate Italian Programs Website

Degrees Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two writing samples: one sample each in English and Italian

For this year we have waived the application fee for electronic submissions; to process this waiver please contact Ms. Linda Rule ( or 574-631-6887).

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 8


The Ph.D. in Italian is a highly selective program that teaches and trains students working in the field of Italian Studies. The program offers a flexible curriculum tailored to each student’s interests and background that leads to a new dissertation-oriented program of study designed to achieve both a high degree of specialization and a broad understanding of Italian literature and culture. The program offers the opportunity to participate in research exchanges with major universities, including Cambridge, Verona, and Roma III, and to spend time doing research based at the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway. Read more about graduate studies in Italian at Notre Dame.



Director of Graduate Studies
Zyg Barański
Telephone: (574) 631-6886
Fax: (574) 631-3493

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy
Professional Development

Cost of Living

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