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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS.GRADUATE STUDIES

The departments of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages offer several Ph.D. and M.A. programs, as well as co-terminal M.A.s for Stanford undergraduates and Ph.D. minors. Each program is unique and is described on the department sites. Below is a complete table of graduate degrees offered by each department. 

If you are interested in applying for a graduate degree in the DLCL, please click the "Apply Now" button below. For more detailed information about the application process, required materials, and a list of FAQ's, please refer to the Ph.D. Application Details button below. Please note: The admissions deadline for the 2017/18 academic year is December 12, 2017.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars
Knight-Hennessy Scholars is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including Ph.D. and M.A. degree programs in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by September 27, 2017, and separately apply to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages by November 15, 2017.

Ph.D. Degree Programs

Each program has its own unique features and set of requirements. Please refer to the following pages for detailed descriptions:

Program Ph.D. Ph.D. Minor
Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Literature
French and Italian
  • French
  • Italian
  • French and Italian
  • French
  • Italian
German Studies
  • German Studies
  • German Studies
Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC)
  • Iberian and Latin American Cultures
  • Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
DLCL
    • Humanities

    The Ph.D. Minor in Humanities

    The Ph.D. minor in Humanities is a sequence of interdisciplinary seminars covering the following five periods: Antiquity, Medieval, Early-Modern, Enlightenment, and Modern. A framing seminar that leads students to reflect on what it means to teach and study the humanities in the 21st century will also be required. The Program is designed to provide students with broad historical knowledge and skills for conducting interdisciplinary research; to prepare students to teach beyond their area of expertise; and to create communities of students and faculty from different departments working on similar periods. Read more about requirements and details in the Stanford Bulletin.

    MA Degree Programs

    The DLCL offers both MA and coterminal MA degrees in the following departments:

    Program MA Degree Coterminal MA
    French and Italian
    • French
    • French
    • Italian
    German Studies
    • German Studies
    • German Studies
    Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC)
    • Iberian and Latin American Cultures
    • Iberian and Latin American Cultures
    Slavic Languages and Literatures
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures

     

    Certificate in Language Program Management

    Excellent programs in contemporary foreign language teaching preparation entail a knowledge base that has grown over the past thirty years, rooted in data from an explosion of linguistic as well as applied linguistic research. In tandem with the language center's primary focus on learning research and theory, which graduate students explore in the teaching preparation program, the Language Program Management certificate will focus on developing the professional leadership and academic skills necessary for a career that includes the coordination and management of language learning. The program funds summer internships which enable the completion of a certificate in Language Program Management and are intended to help Stanford graduate students prepare themselves for such work in complement to their literary studies. Find out more information here

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