M.A. and Ph.D. Programs

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The Department of Romance Languages offers graduate programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, Romance Languages, and Spanish leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. We are one of the most productive departments at the University of Georgia, with a large faculty of professors who specialize in research on literature, culture, linguistics and film.

Our graduate programs in literature favor a contextualized and integrated approach to the research of language and cultural production. Texts are studied as components in a broad network of interrelated artistic, political, and economic practices and institutions.

Our graduate programs in Romance linguistics offer a diversity of theoretical and applied approaches to a number of linguistic sub-fields, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and second language acquisition.

We currently have a large and diverse group of graduate students from the USA, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America working together in a collegial environment. Students complete the requirements for the M.A. in 2 years and the requirements for the Ph.D. in 4-5 years.

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Departmental teaching assistantships are awarded for 4 semesters to M.A. students and an additional 8 semesters to Ph.D. students who qualify. The assistantship application is included in our admissions page.

Additional opportunities for financial support are offered through the Graduate School.

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Graduate Resources: Department of Romance Languages

Department of Romance Languages Graduate Handbook

M.A. Alumni

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