On the Web

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Website
Graduate Spanish 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

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 15


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. Read more about graduate studies in Spanish at Notre Dame.



Director of Graduate Studies
Carlos A. Jáuregui
Telephone: (574) 631-2536
Fax: (574) 631-3493

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy
Professional Development

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.