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University of California, San Diego

Department of Literature

La Jolla , CA

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University of California, San Diego

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

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
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

220
Applied
40
Accepted
14
Enrolled
18%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
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
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

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

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