Ph.D. On Campus


The Ohio State University

60 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to have a M.A. and Ph.D. program in the interdisciplinary study of the Portuguese-speaking world (Brazil, Portugal, Lusophone Africa and Lusophone Asia), with particular emphasis on the literatures and cultures of these regions. The Portuguese program is offered by The Ohio State University.



The program emphasizes comparative connections not only among Portuguese-speaking regions, but also between Portuguese-speaking countries and other regions of the world, including Spanish America and Spain. Through a set of core, foundational courses as well as the flexibility to take courses outside of the department on the Portuguese-speaking world and in related areas of interest, the program offers both depth and breadth of training to students arriving with a B.A. or M.A. in Portuguese or in a related field, such as Latin American Studies, Spanish, Comparative Literature or Romance Languages and Literatures.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will be among the top undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States in the fields of Hispanic Linguistics, Iberian Studies, Latin American and Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies, and Portuguese. The Portuguese program is offered by The Ohio State University.

Excellent Faculty and Academic Programs
  • Support innovative and relevant research about language, language contact, linguistic phenomena, literature, film and visual studies, and overarching cultural dynamics in Latin America, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking Africa and Asia
  • Offer programs of distinction; and support innovative teaching
  • Promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Luso-Hispanic studies
  • Medieval Iberian literatures and cultures
  • History of the Portuguese empire (early modern and modern)
  • Orientalism
  • Colonial and postcolonial studies
  • Subaltern studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
  • Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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