Literature

Literature (LT77)

The Department of Literature is dedicated to research and debate on international and interdisciplinary issues surrounding the study of literature and culture. Students may write dissertations on any topic or in any field in which members of the faculty do research. The Program allows students a large measure of independence; at the same time it encourages a community of scholar-critics whose concerns are not restricted to any single literature or critical tradition.

Program Info

Area of Study Arts & Humanities
Specializations

Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; English; Spanish

Department Literature
Major Literature
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 4, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Not required

Additional Requirements

A 25 page (minimum) writing sample is required.

Contact Info

Website http://literature.ucsd.edu
Email litgrad@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 115 Literature Bldg.
Phone (858) 534-3217
Fax (858) 534-8686
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Literature Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0410
La Jolla, CA 92093-0410

Writing (LT84)

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing at the is a two-year residency program offering a degree in the areas of fiction and poetry, and is designed for students who are interested in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to narrative and poetics. The program is also distinguished by its commitment to community building, alternative forms of literary distribution, and transborder exchange.

Program Info

Area of Study Arts & Humanities
Specializations

Cross-genre with emphasis in Poetry or Fiction

Department Literature
Major Writing
Degree Master of Fine Arts
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Online letters of recommendation only.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online statement of purpose only; 2500 word limit.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://literature.ucsd.edu/grad/mfa
Email mfawriting@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 139 Literature Bldg.
Phone (858) 534-8849
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Literature Department/MFA Program
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0410
La Jolla, CA 92093-0410

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