Spanish: PhD

Graduate Program in Romance Languages and Literatures

Jan. 15
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

The Ph.D. in Spanish is a highly selective program that teaches and trains students working in the field of Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. The program offers a flexible curriculum tailored to each student's interests and background and has a dissertation-oriented design that leads to the successful writing and defense of a relevant dissertation that contributes to the candidate's area of study and that successfully places the candidate in the field and in the academic job market. Students take a set of focused seminars during the first two years of residence at ND and start working on a dissertation by the fifth semester if not before.

Last updated: 08/31/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test not accepted
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Vanesa Miseres
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-6887