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