Ph.D. On Campus

Humanities Center

Johns Hopkins University

48 months
57010 USD/year
57010 USD/year
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For over 50 years, the department of Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University has engaged the close relation between comparative literature and intellectual history. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty whose research draws on both these fields in a transnational and multidisciplinary context.


Humanities Center Coursework  at Johns Hopkins University in the department is conducted in small, collaborative seminars, in which students acquire a broad foundation in the methodology and history of comparative approaches, with more specific seminars focused on movements, genres, authors, and questions that engage both modern literature and thought.

Learning outcomes

Recent additions to the department are a focus on literature and thought outside Europe and the Americas, as well as the relation of literature and law. A robust program of visiting scholars, philosophers, writers and artists from around the world complements the department’s offerings, as do our extensive interactions with colleagues and departments throughout the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Upon graduating, students will have received qualification to teach in at least two national literatures of the modern period, or in a subfield of the study of modern literature and thought that spans two or more disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The ‘Long Sixties’ in Europe
  • Topics in Postwar Abstraction
  • Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece in Opera and on Film
  • Great Minds

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
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