Ph.D. On Campus

Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies

University of Miami

60 months
2170 USD/credit 26040 USD/year
2170 USD/credit 26040 USD/year
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The Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies program from University of Miami is designed primarily to prepare students for careers as university professors and research scholars. Students develop advanced language, teaching, and research skills that lend themselves to other professions, as well.


A variety of geographic, temporal, and theoretical concentrations allow students to carry out innovative and interdisciplinary research projects, often with a transnational focus.

The Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies from University of Miami moves beyond the traditional Spanish/French binary of Romance Studies to bridge those two critical areas of emphasis with one another, as well as with additional areas of expertise offered by our tenured and tenure-track faculty in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Luso-Brazilian Studies. 

Graduate training in MLL prepares students to work as teachers and researchers of literary, linguistic, and cultural studies at universities and four-year colleges, as well as to serve in administrative, advocacy, and leadership positions in a range of educational and cultural institutions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduate students should demonstrate a broad, critical understanding of literary and cultural forms, traditions, products, and processes from the geographies and time periods specific to their fields of study.
  • Students working as Teaching Assistants will demonstrate the ability to teach innovative, well-crafted, well-received courses in language, literature, and cultural studies at various levels.
  • MLL will equip its students as innovative and productive intellectuals, preparing them for fruitful careers in scholarship and research within and/or beyond the academy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transatlantic Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Studies in Race and Diasporic Literatures
  • Literature ant Culture since 1950
  • Latino/e Literatures ant Cultures
  • Comparative Americas Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose.
    • Original academic transcripts (by mail, posted to the Director of Graduate Studies)
    • GRE general test scores 
    • Applicants must rank in the 65% percentile or higher in the Quantitative Reasoning test. There is no minimal score requirement for the other parts of the GRE.
    • Students from non-English speaking countries must send either TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • For international students: this form for financial responsibility (required by the US government)
    • Optional: For Ph.D. applications, this form to apply for an assistantship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    26040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 60 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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