The program in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies offers advanced graduate study in the language, literatures, and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world, with concentration on one or more of the following areas: continental and insular Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa, and Luso-America.
Students enrolled in this program are able to take advantage of the diverse expertise of the department's faculty, which embraces specializations in literature, language, philosophy, comparative literature, folklore, history, ethnic and cross-cultural studies, Judaic studies, anthropology, and bilingual education. The department also offers master's-level programs in Brazilian studies, Portuguese bilingual education and cross-cultural studies, and English as a second language and cross-cultural studies.
Additional resources: Gávea-Brown Publications; editorial offices of Brasil/Brazil: A Journal of Brazilian Literature; Gávea-Brown: A Bilingual Journal of Portuguese-American Letters and Studies; and E-journal of Portuguese History; cooperation agreements with several Brazilian and Portuguese universities.
Ph.D. Portuguese and Brazilian Studies: Sixteen courses, including those presented for the A.M.; reading ability in a second foreign language; general examination on a set list of 20 books; preliminary examination on two areas developed by the students in consultation with their committee; pre-dissertation colloquium; dissertation.
Admission requirements: Writing sample required
GRE General: Required
GRE Subject: Not required
Application deadline: January 4