To gain admission to the Department of Comparative Literature, a student must have a B.A. or its equivalent, strong preparation in one foreign language and adequate preparation in at least one other foreign language, a strong background in literature or a relevant humanistic discipline, and an overall record of marked distinction. In view of our M.A. language requirements, applicants from Asia and other non-English-speaking nations who have had less than a year of study at an English-medium university are required to submit their TOEFL and/or IELTS scores, as well as demonstrate proficiency in one European language in addition to English. Students intending to apply should take the Graduate Record Examination.

For the online application form and other essential information about admissions policy, please visit the Admissions page of the Humanities Division at: https://humanities.uchicago.edu/students/admissions

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