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Graduate Programs


Gradaute students posing for a photo with guest speaker, Dr. Jolly
Graduate Students with guest speaker, Dr. Jolly

Welcome to the Comparative Literature graduate program, where the diversity of our graduate faculty provides students with substantial opportunities to work with specialists in the literatures and cultures of western and eastern Europe, western and eastern Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent, and the Americas. Reflecting the interdisciplinary and intercultural nature of comparative studies, our faculty members also work with several disciplines and hold joint appointments in institutes across the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, from the Center for Asian Studies to the African Studies Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. In addition to strengths in intercultural studies, critical theory, translation, and world literatures, these faculty members’ research reflects transnational approaches to historical and contemporary issues.

Program Information and Resources

Graduate Degree Programs
Detailed information about our graduate degrees including the MA and PhD degrees.

How to Apply
Find application procedures for both the MA and PhD programs

Courses & Course Schedules
See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules

Assistantships & Support
Overviews, deadlines, and other resources covering the three primary forms of financial assistance the university offers.

Graduate Student Handbook
The handbook outlines current complete degree requirements for a graduate degree in Comparative Literature from UGA.

Student Organization
Learn more about COMPASS: The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization.

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