The Ph.D. program prepares students for a career in teaching and scholarship. Graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research and preparing scholarly publications. They are trained to teach undergraduate courses in all areas of Italian studies and to design and teach graduate courses in their fields of specialization.
The program is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the discipline, specialized knowledge of a single field, and training in all aspects of scholarly research in the discipline.
Applicants may enter the Ph.D. program via one of two routes: (1) following completion of an appropriate M.A. degree or (2) direct entry after completing a bachelor’s degree.