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University of Washington

Department of Comparative Literature

Seattle, WA

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Overview

University of Washington / Department of Comparative Literature is located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
2 Foreign Languages
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

66
Applied
24
Accepted
14
Enrolled
36%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BA in comparative literature or equivalent, minimum GPA of 3.0, proficiency in 1 foreign language
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA in comparative literature or equivalent, minimum GPA of 3.0, proficiency in 2 foreign languages

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 2.7%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 13.51%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 18
Male (16)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Literature and culture from classical antiquity to twentieth-century, literary theory and criticism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Seattle, WA  98195
United States
Contact Cynthia Steele
Phone: 206-543-2100