Ph.D. On Campus

Comparative Studies

The Ohio State University

40507 USD/year
27140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
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The Department of Comparative Studies at the The Ohio State University offers interdisciplinary graduate degree programs in the study of culture at both the MA and the PhD levels. For graduate students enrolled in other departments at Ohio State, the department offers the graduate minor.


Key facts:

  • Graduate work is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, addressing complex processes of cultural change, stability and interaction, with particular attention to the construction of knowledge and the dynamics of power and authority.
  • Questions of difference—racial, gender, sexual, class, ethnic national—and the ways in which those categorizations inform and are informed by other discourses and practices are central to scholarship in comparative studies.
  • The MA and PhD in Comparative Studies at the The Ohio State University are designed for students whose scholarly interests require them to call upon the resources of several academic disciplines. Each graduate student, with the help of faculty advisers, designs an individualized academic program to meet specific research interests that cut across departmental and college boundaries.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Latino Studies
  • Theorizing Literature
  • Theorizing Culture
  • Seminar in Interdisciplinary Theory: “Entanglements: Theorizing Social Relations”

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General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
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  • National

    27140 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27140 USD per year
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year

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940 - 1520 USD /month
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