75
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Department of Literature

Overview

University of California, San Diego / Department of Literature is located in La Jolla, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
3 quarters of teaching assistantship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

195
Applied
54
Accepted
22
Enrolled
28%

Applying

105
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Chicano/a-Latino/a studies, European studies, film studies and visual culture, Latin American literary and cultural studies, medieval/early modern studies, transnational Africa/African diaspora studies, transnational Asia/Asian diaspora studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
United States
Contact Yingjin Zhang
Chair
Email: litchair@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-5991