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University of Southern California

Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program

Los Angeles, CA


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University of Southern California / Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Comparative literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Spanish and Latin American studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Comparative media and culture

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Competence in language other than English (highly recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 10.71%


Male (39%)
Female (60%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (7)


Focus of faculty research: Literary theory, Japanese film and contemporary fiction, Francophone literature and cinema, Latin American and Caribbean literature, Spanish literature and film, nineteenth and twentieth century British and American literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Prof. Peggy Kamuf
Phone: 213-740-0101
Fax: 213-740-8058