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Admission Requirements

The number of openings in the integrated B.A./M.A. program is limited. Admission will be selective, based on specific criteria and the recommendation of the faculty. Applicants to the integrated program:

  1. Must be enrolled in the Comparative Literature B.A. program
  2. Must have completed 60 credits of the undergraduate degree program when they officially apply for the M.A. (it is strongly suggested that students apply to the program prior to completing 100 credits).
  3. Must be accepted into the M.A. program in Comparative Literature, a process which involves assessment of credentials such as a writing sample and foreign language proficiency as well as the GPA and letters of recommendation.
  4. Should have a recommended overall GPA of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all coursework completed for the major.
  5. Must present a departmentally approved plan of study in the application process.
  6. Must be recommended by the chairs of the Department's undergraduate and graduate committees.