Romance Languages and Literatures

Application Requirements


All applicants must provide:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts for all previous degrees and coursework
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Writing sample (15–20 pages); writing samples may be submitted in English or in the Romance Language of your choice, however if you submit an English writing sample, please also include a second, shorter sample of your writing in your intended language of specialization. 
  • Statement of purpose (written in English)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for applicants who are non-native speakers of English.



The application for Fall 2019 admission is now available. The deadline is December 15. Visit for more information.