Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For the minimum time required to complete this program, see Section 2.3.2, in the Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations.

In the first year, doctoral candidates usually take the equivalent of three full-year graduate seminars.

Candidates must take a qualifying examination, with written and oral portions, in the field (period and national literature) most germane to their intended thesis. The examination is to be taken no later than May of the second year in the program.

All graduate students in the Department are required to demonstrate some proficiency in at least one language other than English that is relevant to their studies.

Preparation and defence of a thesis are required.