What will I learn?

A minimum of 78 credit hours of graduate course work (including those earned for the CEUS M.A.), Ph.D. course work shall be distributed as follows: four departmental courses relevant to the student’s region of specialization (12 credit hours); three courses in the language of specialization and linguistics (9 credit hours); one 700- level seminar taught in the department (3 credit hours). Director of Graduate Studies approval needed for any 700-level seminar course outside of CEUS if a relevant course in not offered in the department; outside minor (a minimum of 12 credit hours); elective courses (12 credit hours). Students complete the remainder of the 90 credit hours required by the College of Arts and Sciences by enrolling in R890 or in courses selected in consultation with their department advisor.

Research Language Requirement

Requires one research language in addition to the research language required for the M.A. degree

Qualifying Examination

Written and oral

The student will be examined in two fields with a separate faculty examiner for each field. The written portion of the qualifying examination will be two hours long for each of the two fields in which the student is to be examined. Prior to the exam, the student, in consultation with the faculty examiners, will prepare an examination reading list for each field. These reading lists must include works in both the language of specialization and the research languages. These reading lists will be kept on file with the examinations. Each of the faculty examiners will prepare three or four questions, of which the student will answer two, allowing approximately one hour for each question. Marks of “outstanding,” “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “failure” will be assigned to each field in the written and oral examinations. Unsatisfactory performance in one field of the written examination will require repetition of the examination in that field before the orals may be taken. Failing marks received in two fields of the written examination will constitute failure in the written part, and the student will not be allowed to retake the written examination during the same semester. If the student fails the written examination twice, consent to continue work in the department will be withdrawn. Unsatisfactory performance in one field of the oral examination will require repetition of the examination in that field. Failing marks received in two fields of the oral examination will constitute failure in the oral part, and the student will not be allowed to retake the oral examination during the same semester. If the student fails the oral examination twice, permission to continue work in the department will be withdrawn.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 78 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,698.00 per year
Start date

26 August 2019, 13 January 2020

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Owen Hall,

790 E. Kirkwood Avenue,

BLOOMINGTON,

Indiana,

47405, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

We currently do not offer direct admission to our Ph.D program even if you have a previous MA degree. If certain requirements are met you may be considered for our Ph.D program at any time after you matriculate. The requirements are:

  • MA with thesis in a relevant field.
  • GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Testing out of the intermediate level of your Language of Specialization by passing CEUS administer exam. CEUS will administer exams the week prior to the start of each semester.

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