Masters in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Masters of Arts (M.A.)
Doctorate (Ph.D.)


The Master of Arts Program
in Teaching (M.A.T.)


The M.A.T. program is intended primarily for those who are teaching, or intend to teach, at the secondary school level. The program emphasizes language, literature, and culture.

Candidates for the M.A.T. must satisfactorily complete ten term courses (30 credits) and take an examination based on a reading list.*




The Master of Arts Program (M.A.)


The M.A. program deals with all aspects of Italian literature and literary criticism. It is open to candidates with academic records of distinction and other evidence of scholarly accomplishments.

The candidates must satisfactorily complete 10 term courses (30 credits) and take a comprehensive examination based on a reading list,* or elect to write a master thesis. In the latter case, six of the 30 credits required for the M.A. will be devoted to research regarding the thesis topic. The thesis topic must be approved by the Graduate Director and the candidate's thesis advisor.




Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Doctoral candidates are required to complete 48 credits of course work beyond the bachelor degree, a minimum of 24 credits of research towards the dissertation, and residence for a minimum of one year.

Credit for graduate work taken at other institutions may be accepted in partial fulfillment of course requirements.

Doctoral candidates must demonstrate a reading knowledge of German or Latin, and of a second Romance language besides Italian.

After having fulfilled all course requirements the doctoral candidate must pass a qualifying examination based on a reading list,* and may then proceed with the preparation of the dissertation.

Please contact the department for more information on the Ph.D. program.


* THE READING LISTS, ON WHICH EXAMINATIONS ARE BASED, ARE AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR











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