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Degree Requirements

Ph D available in: 

  • Romance Languages with an emphasis in
    • French
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Hispanic Linguistics
    • Hispanic Studies


  • Without a minor
    • All 12 courses required in the language of PhD
      • 6 courses must be at the 8000-9000 level (exclusive of 9005, 9000 and 9300)
  • With a minor
    • 8 or 9 of the 12 required in the language of PhD
      • 6 courses must be at the 8000-9000 level (exclusive of 9005, 9000 and 9300)
    • 3 or 4 of the 12 required in the minor field of study. The minor must be a well-defined set of courses either within the department or outside the department. Your advisory committee will work with you to define a minor and the courses you should take.
  • The hours of credit of ROML 8000 level (usually taught in English) which may be taken at the Ph.D. level are limited to 6.
  • ROML 7700 for Teaching assistants (counts as one of the required courses)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of one relevant foreign language (other than English). Demonstrated by either receiving a grade of B or better in a foreign language courses number 2002 or higher, or passing a language examination offered by a language department at UGA. (This may have been satisfied at the M.A. level at the University of Georgia).
  • Students majoring in Hispanic Studies are required to take SPAN 8180, Literary and Cultural Theories and Criticism.
  • Preliminary Written and Oral Examinations
  • Dissertation
  • Oral Dissertation Defense

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