Graduate Programs

Combining a broad knowledge of each literature through diverse course offerings and specialized research working one-on-one with faculty, our graduate programs nurture students' individual interests. A strong sense of community among students and faculty, within and across specialties, creates a graduate experience as unique as each chosen dissertation topic.

Harvard’s graduate programs in Romance Languages and Literatures offer outstanding opportunities to pursue research topics in the French and Francophone, Italian, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian, or Spanish and Latin American literary traditions, alone or in combination, leading to the Ph.D.

Prospective students can read more about our programs here.

To see our program requirements, see the GSAS handbook.

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