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Completed forms (along with applicable supporting documents) should be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator. Once it is confirmed that the request is valid and complete, the Graduate Coordinator will route the materials to the appropriate faculty for review.


  • Independent Study Request Form (electronic form)
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship Form (electronic form)
  • DDS Research Assistant Form (electronic form)
  • Summer Research Grant Form (electronic form)
  • Seminar Requirements:
    • PhD Worksheet - Comparative Literature  Adobe Version
    • PhD Worksheet - Cultural Studies  Adobe Version
    • PhD Worksheet - Literatures in English | Spanish | French  Adobe Version
    • Seminar Requirements Petition - Graduate Course  Adobe VersionGet Adobe Reader
    • Seminar Requirements Petition - Undergraduate Course Adobe Version
  • Prequalifying Meeting Worksheet Word Document Adobe Version Get Adobe Reader
  • Transfer Section Petition Word Document Adobe Version
  • Travel Req Policy and ApplicationWord Document Adobe Version
    • Student Certification for Business Travel Adobe Version

Office of Graduate Studies

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Director of Doctoral Studies
Daisuke Miyao

Director of MFA Program
Ben Doller

Graduate Coordinator
Robert Valiente-Neighbours
115 Literature Building
(858) 534-3217

MFA Program Coordinator
Tania Mayer
139 Literature Building
(858) 534-8849

Application Open:
9/1 - 12/1 (deadline)