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PhD Program Overview

The Department of Literature Ph.D. Program is interdisciplinary in focus, although students may write dissertations on any topic or in any field in which members of the faculty do research. The Program allows students a large measure of independence; at the same time it encourages a community of scholar-critics whose concerns are not restricted to any single literature or critical tradition. The Doctoral Program Handbook contains detailed information about program requirements, timelines, and academic policies.


Degree Codes

LT77 - PhD in Literature

LT85 - PhD in Literature w/ Specialization in Critical Gender Studies

Students interested in pursuing the LT85 (PhD in Literature w/ Specialization in Critical Gender Studies) must first be accepted into the Literature Department PhD Program.  Once they are admitted, they may then apply for this particular specialization through the Critical Gender Studies Program (http://cgs.ucsd.edu/graduate-specialization/Admission.html).  If approved, students will need to complete all requirements for the PhD in Literature, as well as all requirements for the Critical Gender Studies specialization.
Daisuke Miyao
Director of Doctoral Studies
Professor Daisuke Miyao
Graduate Coordinator
115 Literature Building
(858) 534-3217

Doctoral Affairs Committee

Daisuke Miyao (Chair)
Amelia Glaser
Erin Suzuki

Accepting Applications:
Apply Online!
9/10/2019 - 12/2/2019 (for Fall 2020 admissions)

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